Founded by St. Brendan in the 6th century, there are three churches, two ogham stones and a number of early Christian and medieval grave slabs on the site today.
Two effigies of ecclesiastical figures of late 13th to 14th century which were mounted on either side of the east window are on view in the South Transept. One of the two smaller churches is a fine example of late Romanesque and the other, Temple na Griffin, is a plain 15th century structure with an interesting carving of a wyvern on one of the windows.
Open Daily Mar 29 to Sept 26
Mar 29: 12:00–18:00
Mar 30 to Sept 25: Daily 10:00–18:00
Sept 26: 10:00–14:00h
Visit duration: approx. 1 hour
Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
Admission Prices 2018
Senior (aged 65+): €4.00
Student (with valid ID): €3.00
LANGUAGES: Leaflet/Guide book available (English, Irish, French, German, Italian)
ACCESSIBILITY: Access for people with disabilities to exhibition area and viewing point.
GUIDE TOURS: Available on request. Max. number: 40 Duration: 40 minutes.
Location: 10km from Tralee on R551 (Tralee to Ballyheigue Road).
Ardfert, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
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