Heritage sites on the Dingle Peninsula

Situated near Camp on the Dingle Peninsula, the fort has strong mythological and folklore associations with figures of Irish legend and probably built in the late Bronze Age/early Iron Age, as a citadel.


Loch a Dúin
Loch a Dúin (Lough Adoon) situated on the east side of the Connor Pass, contains a huge amount of monuments from Bronze Age, onwards. There are many as 89 stone structures in the valley, some of which are over 2000 years old.

Gallarus Oratory
Gallarus is situated in the heart of the Kerry Gaeltacht, and is one of the most famous landmarks on the Dingle Peninsula. It was built between the 7th and 8th centuries, and is the best preserved early Christian church in Ireland.


Blasket Island Centre
The Centre is situated on the mainland in Dun Chaoin. It is a fascinating heritage Centre/museum, honouring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands, until their evacuation in 1953.

Blasket Centre

Beehive Huts
Situated on the south side of Dingle town and Mount Eagle, the huts were built by a technique called “drystone architecture “ which uses no cement, yet creates a watertight structure. These huts may date back to the 12th century when the incoming Normans forced the Irish off the good land and out to the periphery of the Dingle Peninsula.

Fahan Beehive Huts

Kilmalkedar Church
Situated near thee village of Murreagh off the R559 on the Dingle Peninsula, this is a spectacular early-Christian and medieval ecclesiastical site. The ruins are spread across an area of 10 acres. The site is traditionally associated with St.Brendan, but was reputedly founded by Maolcethair, whose death is recorded in the Martyrology of Donegal, in the year 636.

Kilmalkedar Church
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