Kilmalkedar Church, Dingle

4.6
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
A simple beauty surrounds Kilmalkedar Church, a Romanesque church founded in the 7th century by St. Maolcethair. Look for an alphabet stone with both 6th-century Latin writing and an inscribed cross inside, plus a sundial stone and holed ogham stones outside. This site is associated strongly with St. Brendan, who, according to legend, lived here. Keep in mind this destination can be a little difficult to find, so take a map on your journey. To visit Kilmalkedar Church and get the most from your holiday in Dingle, create itinerary details personal to you using our Dingle trip planner.
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  • This is nice old ruin. The only issue for us is the lack of parking. We found this really frustrating.  more »
  • I spent a large portion of my trip to Ireland finding as many ruins as I could. In terms of churches this one is middle of the pack, however I still 100% recommend visiting it. It's located in the...  more »
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  • Several important archaeological features including an impressive stone cross and stone sundial. The old part of the site has a beautiful atmosphere. A shame that one listed monument is behind a locked and barbed wired gate.
  • Beautiful old church and every one is different.

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