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Reask Monastic Site

Reask Monastic Site

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

Reask are ruins of the early monastic settlement located about 1 km east of Ballyferriter village on the west end of Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry. This is a very interesting example of the early medieval ecclesiastical site, dating back to about the 6th century. The ruins of Reask were revealed during the excavations carried out by archaeologist Tom Fanning, in the 1970s. Inside the walled enclosure, there are remains of several small round huts (called clocháns or beehive huts), rectangular oratory and many carved stone slabs. Some of them were moved to West Kerry Museum, located in the Old Schoolhouse in Ballyferriter village but the most famous, beautifully decorated Reask Stone remained on the site. Just 3.5 km from here there is another very important Early Christian site, Gallarus Oratory.

    • Freely accessible
    • 52.167549, -10.387591
  • CAR PARK :
    • Roadside

Photos from Reask Monastic Site