Tobar Chill Maoilchéadair

The Early Christian and Medieval ecclesiastical complex at Kilmalkedar (KE042-026----) lies at the foot of the W slopes of Reenconnell hill, overlooking Smerwick Harbour.
The Reenconnell ridge peaks at 907 feet/276m to NE of the site and the area around Kilmalkedar is sheltered on its N and S sides by spurs of this hill.
The holy well located in the field to W of the roadway is now dry but the lintelled hollow that marks its site is still preserved. The cross-inscribed stone standing beside it is .92m high and bears a plain Latin cross on its W face.

Kilmalkedar Holy Well


The above description is derived from J. Cuppage, 'Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey. Ballyferriter. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne' (1986), no. 855.
In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.

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