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Address: Aghadoe Hill, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-64-31633
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The ruins of this 12th-century church sit atop a hill surrounded by...

The ruins of this 12th-century church sit atop a hill surrounded by beautiful scenic landscape.

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Private Tour: Ring of Kerry from Killarney
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A contnuum of time

It's difficult to rate Aghadoe. As a landscape historian and with family connections, I love it there. The juxtaposition of the ancient church and ruins overlooking the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
katiecoffey
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's difficult to rate Aghadoe. As a landscape historian and with family connections, I love it there. The juxtaposition of the ancient church and ruins overlooking the mountains and the lake - just perfect Celtic positioning for the afterlife. The fact that the churchyard/cemetery is still used speaks of the affection and importance of the site to local families. If... More 

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Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

You reach Aghadoe by car. The view is impressive! The round tower is very small, but well kept. On your way back, please walk inside the graveyard, that has some interesting burial places.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Mentioned in 1044 and finished in 1158. On top of the south wall is an Ogham stone with the words Brruanann

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

You can inspect the Round Tower and explore the ruins of a centuries old church in the middle of a cemetery that is still in use by the good people of Killarney and environs.

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Chappaqua, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

While this would not have been a discrete stop in our itinerary but was truly across the street from our hotel. While there is not much left of the church, the graveyard is rather fascinating as it has many old Celtic cross grave markers and is beautiful in it's own right. While I personally would not make this a destination... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Saw it as stop with Hop on Hop off bus and would have thought it was anything significant if it had not been pointed out

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We found this just by chance, as our guesthouse was right down the road and our hostess mentioned it in passing. We took the wrong turn out of the house one day and there it was! The views was gorgeous, of course, but it's also just a lovely place to see. Reading the tombstones gives you such incredible insights into... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

It's worth a short drive uphill from the town of Killarney to see the remains of a round tower and an ancient church as well as the spectacular views of the lakes and mountains in Killarney. It is across the street from the Aghadoe Hotel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Take the HOHO bus Big Red in Killarney. You'll stop at the Aghadoe. WOW! what a view! Great introduction to Killarney

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Balen, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

for us it was not so mutch to see. We've been there just for 5 minutes because it's a semitary. We've been there on day 6 in Ireland and we had seen fords and castles and ruïnes who are more beautifull than these

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