Saints and Stones: Kilmalkedar Church (Cill Maolcheadair)
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An early Christian site on the Dingle Peninsula, the ancient monastery of Kilmalkedar was founded in the 7th Century by St Maolcethair. Despite this, the site is associated strongly with St. Brendan, who maintained a residence here according to legend.

The existing church is a 12th Century Romanesque building. Many of the features which typify Irish Romanesque architecture are present. Inside the church is the alphabet stone with both 6th Century (and earlier) Latin writing and an inscribed cross.

A number of interesting objects are located outside of the church, including a tall Ogham stone with the inscription "ANM MAILE-INBIR MACI BROCANN" (the name of Mael Inbir, son of Brocan) and perforated with a circular hole near the top; a large plain unfinished ringless cross; and a sundial stone marked in segments corresponding to the divisions of the monastic day.

About Kilmalkedar Church (Cill Maolcheadair)

Megalithic Ireland: Kilmalkedar
Irish Antiquities: Kilmalkedar
Megalithomania: Kilmalkedar

Journey to Kilmalkedar Church (Cill Maolcheadair)

Kilmalkedar Church is located near the village of Murreagh off the R559 on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.

Ordnance Survey Map (Q4006)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the geograph.ie website. General tourist information may be found at the Dingle Peninsula Tourism website.

Additional Photos of Kilmalkedar Church (Cill Maolcheadair)

Road Sign for Kilmalkedar Church
Descriptive Sign at Kilmalkedar Church
Unfinished Ringless Cross Outside Kilmalkedar Church
Cross Atop Kilmalkedar Church
Interior of Kilmalkedar Church
Romanesque Doorway Inside Kilmalkedar Church
Detail of Romanesque Doorway Inside Kilmalkedar Church
Arch Inside Kilmalkedar Church
Arch Inside Kilmalkedar Church
Window Inside Kilmalkedar Church
Design on Wall Inside Kilmalkedar Church
Animal Head Inside Kilmalkedar Church
Alphabet Stone Inside Kilmalkedar Church
Unfinished Ringless Cross Outside Kilmalkedar Church
Ogham Stone Outside Kilmalkedar Church
Another View of Ogham Stone Oitside Kilmalkedar Church
Sundial in Front of Kilmalkedar Church
Tau Cross Grave Marker Outside Kilmalkedar Church

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