Kilmalkader Churchyard on the Dingle Peninsula

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Kilmalkader Churchyard, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
Kilmalkader Churchyard, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

Kilmalkader Churchyard is one of my favorite places on the Dingle Peninsula.  The early Christian cross, sundial, and large ogham stone may catch the eye of the visitor, but I love the tales behind the “holed stones”, like the one on the left of the photo. 

Some say the stones were associated with regeneration and healing while others tell that a promise made when two people joined fingers passed through the hole could never be broken.  According to local lore many couples said vows over such a stone.

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  1. What a beautiful picture and I love the story of the holed stones.

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