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1, 2, & 3) Gallarus Oratory: Another dry stone construction. There are nine stones along the roof capping it off. The walls are about 4'/1.2m thick. It's still wind and water tight. There is much speculation as to the name which could refer to geographical elements or a name of one of the founders. There are no written records which to verify any speculation.
4) St. Brendan's House: A legendary person, who may or may not have actually existed. He was rumoured to have made his way to North America nearly 1,000 years before Columbus in 484CE. (Who, at this point, was like the hundredth white person to 'find' North America.) Instantly, a thousand years is about when his house dates from.
5, 6, 7, & 8) Kilmalkedar Church: A thirty second walk down a short lane is Kilmalkedar Church. This site, as is so often in Ireland a mixed bag of past, really very old, and present. The graveyard has markers so old as to just be little stubs of rock and so new as to still have fresh flowers.
This version of the church was built in the mid-11th century, but is associated with both St. Brendan and St. Maolcethair, a local who died in 636ce.
There is a standing stone inside the church carved with Latin unical alphabet and one outside with Ogham script. There is also a sundial standing stone, but it tells prayer times rather than hours of the day.
9) Parts of the new Star Wars movies were filmed in the area. There are several signs and references.
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- Old Things 1 of 2
1) Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones: While looking for a point for a there-and-back run, the Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones were nearly 5km/3mi, making them just about the perfect distance*. These seven stones are on the driveway up to a school, which means going on foot is the best way to see them. As two of them are laying down, making them fairly unusual for ogham stones. (Telephone pole, modern standing stone.) 2) Lamb on flat stones. 🤣😋 3, 4, & 5) Beehive Huts: Until the Normans came over from Britain, most house, sheds, work buildings, were built like this. The shape means that rain slicks off and the dry stones construction is so well done that hundreds (in some cases, more than a thousand) years on, no wind blows through. (And, how the wind was blowing at times today.) There is no accurate way to date any of these huts that are scattered all along the Dingle Peninsula.
6, 7, 8, & 9) Reask Monastic Site: Again, it is impossible to date this site. There are standing stones that combine both Pagan and Christian designs and language. (Ogahm and Latin.) The site is split in two probably for living and religious purposes.
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- Highlights from the Wild Atlantic Way drive along the coast today from Killarney to Dingle, around the Dingle Peninsula on The Slea Head Drive and back! Lots of tight turns, tight roads, and steep cliffs along the way! Gorgeous! #ireland #dinglepeninsula #raesevensphotography
- Cuideachta Dhuibhneach: Campa Eachtraíochta agus Ceannaireachta do dhéagóirí na nGaeltachtaí
Déan teagmháil linn chun d’áit a chur in áirithe !
- Merry Christmas to me. I hired a photographer @intothelightproject to take some professional photos of Tommy and I in our favorite place. I can’t wait to share them with you all but we’ll start with this epic scene. Sean called and asked if we wanted to take some sunset shots. I was down but um we also had downed some pints. All I can say is the struggle was worth it as you can see. #dingle #wildatlanticway #dinglesindingle #ireland #dinglepeninsula
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