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Ballinskelligs Old Burial Ground - CLOSED

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Medieval Priory Ruins and Modern Cemetery

Ballinskelligs Priory was founded when the monks on Skellig Michael left the island in the 12th... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
Poly_Tribe
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Cemetery on the edge.

Wonderful old setting for the final resting place of loved ones. Quiet, stunning surroundings and... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2015
Muzzie2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 Aug 2015
“Medieval Priory Ruins and Modern Cemetery”
27 Jan 2015
“Cemetery on the edge.”
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Ballinskelligs Priory was founded when the monks on Skellig Michael left the island in the 12th century and adopted Augustinian rule. The ruins are mostly 15th century, with a modern cemetery and ocean views.

1  Thank Poly_Tribe
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Wonderful old setting for the final resting place of loved ones. Quiet, stunning surroundings and plenty of ambience. Worth a visit even. If you do not want to visit an ancestor. The graves are random and the ground rough. However, the council are doing a...More

Thank Muzzie2014
Reviewed 6 December 2014

We stopped off to see this place towards the end of our day of travelling around the Ring of Kerry. Fascinating ruins with such an old burial ground - which is still in use today. Several recent burials had taken place when we visited. Well...More

Thank AussieTraveller3204
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

This place is seriously cool. Before you go in someone made a map and list of the stones so if you are tracing your relatives it must be really good. I think most of the people buried here were blasket islanders. It is very beautiful...More

Thank caigirl
Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

A really beautiful place to take some photos, especially on a sunny day when the water nearby is Caribbean blue. But it's not really a tourist attraction. other than a sign that tells you what it is it's just a graveyard! Albeit a lovely one!

Thank Vagabond-Sue
Reviewed 7 July 2013

We found this old monastery by chance and were fascinated by the history here. A great place for those interested in history and wonderful to see restoration being done as it is so important to preserve these places. We enjoyed wandering through and had a...More

1  Thank Cherrie R
Reviewed 27 July 2010

Have not been to Ballinskelligs in 20 some odd yrs. To see the burial grounds or as my family called it the "Monastery", still in the same shape was incredible. Graves go back to my grandmother's great-great grandparents. That is where they all went down...More

2  Thank seamuskirby