Site: Kilmalkedar

Name:Kilmalkedar (Cill Maolchéadair) CISP No:KMKDR
Place:Kilmalkedar (Cill Maolchéadair) Grid Ref:Q 401 63 (IR)   Map
Parish:Kilmalkedar (Cill Maolchédair) Stones:3
County:Kerry (Ciarraí) , Ireland Saint(s):Brendan
Site Type:ecclesiastical

Site Notes

Cuppage et al/1986, 308: `The early Christian and medieval ecclesiastical complex at Kilmalkedar lies at the foot of the W. slopes of Reenconnell hill, overlooking Smerwick Harbour'.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 171: `The early Christian and medieval site at Kilmalkedar covers a large area ... Although reputedly founded by Maolcethair in the seventh century, the site is associated with St Brendan. The church was probably built in the mid twelfth century and remained important throughout the medieval period. Existing remains from the early Christian period include a corbelled building, perhaps a cell, some 50 m from the church, an ogham stone, the sundial stone, a plain stone cross and some bullaun stones. There is also St Brendan's oratory, situated some 400 m from the church. Existing buildings dating from medieval times include the Romanesque church with some fine architectural sculpture, St Brendan's House and the Chancellor's House. There are also two wells and a number of cross-inscribed stones in the graveyard'.