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There are more than two thousand archaeological sites on the peninsula. Local heritage organization, Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, has published a survey of all field antiquities in the area from the Mesolithic Period to the seventeenth century C.E. The book may be consulted in Dingle library.

Dún Beag Fort Visitor Center

Walk back in time .. discover 500BC Dún Beag Fort and savor the spectacular sea views. Dún Beag Fort is an impressive and elaborate example of a promontory fort. Its location makes it one of the most dramatic archaeological sites on the Dingle Peninsula.

Reask Monastic Site

A mile outside Ballyferriter, this early Christian center is a memorable site, excavated during the 1970s, and famous for its wonderfully carved cross slab bearing Classical, Celtic and Christian motifs. The enclosed site also has the remains of other cross slabs, an oratory, burial ground, shrine site, paved pathways, corn drying kiln, and several dry-stone huts. It was first used in the late 5th or early 6th centuries, and appears to have continued in use up to the 9th or 10th century. The finds of the excavation are on view, with further information on the site, at the Museum in Ballyferriter.

Kilmalkedar Church

This is the most important church site on the Dingle Peninsula. The site is traditionally associated with St. Brendan, but was reputedly founded by Maolcethair, whose death is recorded in the Martyrology of Donegal under the year 636. There are no remains of the early monastery except possibly for the Ogham stone with the inscription of "Anm Maile Inbir Maci Brocann". The ruined Romanesque church visible today dates to the first half of the 12th century, and certain features are similar to those found in Cormac`s Chapel on the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. Also visible on the site are a sundial, large stone cross, and alphabet stone (inside the church near the chancel arch). Some fine stone carving can also be found inside the church. The church is a national monument in the care of the Office of Public Works, and may be viewed by the public free of charge.

Gallarus Oratory

The Gallarus Oratory (Irish: Séipéilín Ghallarais, literally "The Church of the Place of the Foreigners") is believed to be an early Christian church located on the Dingle Peninsula. The oratory overlooks the harbor at Ard na Caithne (formerly also called Smerwick) on the Dingle Peninsula.