|County Kerry (Dingle
St Maolcethair (636) is said to have founded the
monastery here. The Church is 12C with finials on the
gables. There is an Oratory and also a small cell
(called ‘Poll Jo’) and altar. There is a
large Cross, an Ogham Stone and Sundial. The Alphabet
Stone had the Latin alphabet inscribed on it later
than the stone itself which may go back to the 6C.
The Pilgrim’s track proceeds from here up to
the top of Mount Brandon (qv) There is a Holy Well
and Cross Slab on the other side of the road and
another Holy Well, dedicated to St Brendan can be
found near the mediaeval Priest’s House (also
called St Brendan’s House) There is also a
medieval Chancellor’s House.
OS 70 401 063 marked
St Brendan’s boat shaped oratory is not far
away. It is like Gallarus (qv) except that it no
longer has a roof.
OS 70 398 066 marked
see: Cuppage et al Archaeological Survey of the
Dingle Peninsula p308-23