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"KILMELCHEDOR, (or Kilmelkedar) a parish in the barony of Corkaguiny, county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, 3 miles N.N.W. of Dingle, its post town. It is situated on the shore of Smerwick Harbour, and covers an area of about 5,900 acres. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe, value with another, £133, in the patronage of the bishop. Divine service was, until recently, held in the police station. There are a Roman Catholic chapel, and a day school. This parish contains several curious objects of great antiquity, including the so-called hermitage of St. Brandon, the ancient and ruined parish church, besides several curious stones and monuments, some kith ogham inscriptions.

"GALLERUS, a village in the parish of Kilmelchedor, barony of Corkaguiney, county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland, near Smerwick harbour. Here are situated a hermitage built in the early English style, a burial-ground with ancient tombstones, and an old castle of the Fitzgeralds, knights of Kerry. The hermitage has a chamber of curious workmanship."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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