Monuments and Archaeological sites on the Dingle Peninsula

Kilmalkedar by George Jackson Dingle Darkroom

Láithreacha Seandálíochta i gCorca Dhuibhne

There are more than two thousand archaeological sites on the peninsula. Local heritage organisation, Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, has published a survey of all field antiquities in the area from the Mesolithic Period to the seventeenth century C.E. The book may be consulted in Dingle library.

Dingle Peninsula Museum Ballyferriter

Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne - West Kerry Museum

You can learn more about the monuments and archaeological sites on the Dingle Peninsula at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, the regional museum for the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht. The museum is in the old schoolhouse Baile an Fheirtéaraigh - Ballyferriter built in 1875. 

With information and artefacts the museum illustrates the history of the Dingle Peninsula from the Stone Age to the present covering the  geology and formation of the landscape, the Early Christian period, the Anglo-Norman conquest, the Early Modern Period, the Desmond Rebellion, the Spanish Armada and the Great Famine. There is a small café and bookshop and reference material on many of the historical sites.


"Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne collects, safeguards, holds in trust, displays and interprets a variety of objects and data relating to the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Dingle Peninsula, and endeavours to educate, entertain and enlighten all visitors, from the local student to the scholar" Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne Website

Archaeological sites on the Dingle Peninsula