Kilmalkedar Church, Dingle

4.6
#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Dingle
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. Use our Dingle trip planner to add Kilmalkedar Church and other attractions to your Dingle vacation plans.
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  • 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 »
  • This place is an amazing church ruin. Lots of unique examples of 600 construction. Original decorations are still there. The ogham stone and sun dial are unique too. Make the trip if you are 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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