Church History


The church was described as a perpetual vicarage in 1428 of the Augustinian Canons of Killagha.


The Succession List of 1391is the earliest definite reference to the church.  It details the delay in the appointment of Fr. John O’Mochlehayn as curate of the church. The postponement was due to the prior of the Augustinian Monastery of De Bello Loco at Kilagha, Milltown, also known as the Kilcolman Friary, desire to hold the Dingle Church for himself.


The church was first described as the Ecclesia de Donetynin it the rolls of the Papal Taxation of Ireland for the Rural Deanery of Ardfert Dioceses for the years 1291-1300.  As an early medieval church which ministered to the furthest reach of the country, it would have been more utilitarian than grand.  Based on the structural remains of other similar…

-4000 BCE

  Around 4000 BCE, Dingle’s nomadic population met Neolithic settlers from Great Britain and beyond.  With the introduction of this new culture came a transformation in food gathering, storage and preparation.  To combat dwindling herds and seasonal food shortages, Neolithic people began to cultivate crops including wheat, rye, and barley and practised animal husbandry with their newly introduced cows, goats,…

6000 BCE

The term lithic is defined as of the nature of or relating to stone. The making of stone tools is known as Lithic technology.  Generally known as the stone age, the technology and use of stone tools is divided into three periods, Palaeolithic (old stone age), Mesolithic (middle stone age), and Neolithic (new stone age). The first occupants of the…

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