Killaghtee Old Church

Killaghtee Old Church, Dunkineely: Address, Phone Number, Killaghtee Old Church Reviews: 4/5

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Elaine C
Chester, NH5 contributions
Wanted to see Killaghtee Cross
Nov 2019
Followed directions but were unable to get into ruins. Man who lived on nearby farm came along on a little tractor and locked both gates with padlocks then drove off without speaking to us. He looked so out of sorts that I didn't dare speak to him. We got covered in mud walking up the trail to find the ruins, which were impossible to approach directly, due to thick hedges, stone walls and barbed wire!
Written 11 December 2019
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dianecwg
Grapevine, TX16 contributions
Overgrown and creepy -- check it out!
Aug 2018 • Family
Be alert when looking for this archeologic site; I think there is only one sign. You let yourself in through two gates to an overgrown site of a ruined church and graveyard. My 12 year old daughter found it too creepy for her tastes when we made a second trip, so she stayed outside and fed some local horses. Meanwhile my husband I looked for THE ancient gravestone in the far corner of the graveyard. There is an interesting gravestone of a Canadian sailor who died offshore in WWII.
Written 1 October 2018
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Mike M
Virginia Beach, VA545 contributions
HISTORIC GEM
Jul 2018 • Couples
Located on the road to St. John’s Point (take the second road off the N56 going west out of Dunkineely) the ruins of this church are picturesque. Look for the brown informational sign on the left hand side of the road. Entry is gained through two gates and down an overgrown lane. Parking is not provided, but there is a small area near the brown sign where you can get sufficiently off the narrow road. The grounds of the church are, unfortunately not well maintained. The major attraction, to my opinion, is the ancient Killaghtee Cross which dates to 6th century. As with the grounds, the Cross has not been properly cared for and the elements have severely obliterated the markings on it. One would think that the cross would have been moved to a more protected environment. Still, I think this is worthy of a visit.
Written 8 July 2018
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Arizona77
Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ37 contributions
Found my ancestors
Jun 2018 • Friends
This location is not easy to find. On the road down St. John’s Point will be a brown state sign pointing down a grassy lane. The sign will read Killaghtee Old Church. The main church is on the main road, but the old church is a ruin and can be accessed by 2 unlocked gates. I visited the overgrown graveyard to find the graves of my families ancestors. The grass and brambles was waist high and it hadn’t been looked after for some time. However in the far corner of the graveyard I found the graves. Neat to visit, but hard to navigate through the ruin.
Written 14 June 2018
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Colin F
Salisbury, UK936 contributions
A hidden historical gem
May 2018 • Friends
The old Killaghtee Church and graveyard is definitely off the beaten track and is unfortunately not maintained despite its historical value. However, it is worth the effort to visit – you can imagine what it must have been like before it started to decay and take in the views that must have been much the same in the 12th century. The graveyard also contains the 7th century Killaghtee Cross. Although the internet suggest that the graveyard ceased being used in the 18th century there are a couple of modern graves including a Canadian war grave.
Written 7 June 2018
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kathym98012
Seattle, WA105 contributions
Hidden Gem
Jun 2017 • Solo
I visited this spot in June. I had no idea that it was there, and so everything was a bit of a surprise. Things were quite overgrown, compared with the pictures on this page, and I was quite alone there. An amazing bit of history hidden away in this lovely spot.
Written 4 August 2017
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crocker73
Dublin,Ireland11 contributions
Slightly Biased !!
Aug 2016 • Solo
I grew up very near to this old church many moons ago. we used to play beside it so i,m
naturally more inclined to recommend it.
Honestly though its well worth a visit as not only is it 14000 years there but you can
update on your history.Also you have fab. views of Donegal bay as a bonus.Enjoy !!
Written 16 July 2017
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gavScotland_Portugal
Scotland/Portugal243 contributions
Lovely views
Jul 2016
The church was interesting, and there was a board to explain its history. Lovely agricultural views from outside, parking non-existant. Not worth the struggle to get to it.
Written 2 September 2016
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pappagiv
Budapest, Hungary15 contributions
Adventureful search for the ruins
Jul 2015 • Friends
You'll see the sign where you have to turn off the road, but still it's quite an adventure to discover these old ruins.
Make sure you search enough for the old Killaghtee Cross that is actually on a gravestone. Considering it's nearly 1400 years old...
Written 24 January 2016
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