Kerry Camino

Kerry Camino 2018 => Waliking the Kerry Camino in 2018 => Topic started by: Nolan on September 25, 2018, 04:50:04 PM

Title: Camp Church Yard
Post by: Nolan on September 25, 2018, 04:50:04 PM
Hello, 

Does anyone know the name of the ruins that are on the trail just before Camp?  We were on the way to the Seaview B&B.   On the left side of the trail there were two falling down, small buildings.  Right after that was a ruined church yard.   There was a sign that said it was used for babies that died.  I think the buildings were from 1100 a.d.
I walked the trail in August 2018 and I would like to get more info on this place.   It is not mentioned in the trail descriptions.    Thank you!
Title: Re: Camp Church Yard
Post by: kerrycamino on September 26, 2018, 02:55:46 PM
Hi Nolan

the church is Killelton Oratory the buildings are Killelton village whose inhabitants were evicted in the 19th century.

more info https://www.facebook.com/pg/HistoricalTralee/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1558249184422381 (https://www.facebook.com/pg/HistoricalTralee/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1558249184422381)

and here https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/90017263.pdf?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents quiet intersting may be one of the oldest churches in Ireland