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Keeill Vael, Chapel Hill

History

Remains of early Christian Chapel with surrounding burial ground dating from 10th - 11th century. This building is probably on the site of an earlier pre-viking keeill. Excavated 1918.

Location

Located in the south of the Island near Castletown, overlooking the Bay ny Carrickey.
Map Ref: SC 246 682

By Vehicle:
On the A5 between Castletown and Port St. Mary. Take side road off the A5, heading to Balladoole.

By Bus:
Bus routes no. 1, 1C, 2, and 2C stop along the A5 running from Douglas, Port St. Mary, and Port Erin. The stop is shortly after leaving Castletown, the bus driver should be some help. From the stop a short walk (about half a mile) is required to reach the site.

By Railway:
Take the Electric Railway to Douglas. Take the Steam Railway to Castletown. There is about a mile and a half walk from the rail station to the site or take the no. 1, 1C, 2 or 2C towards Port Erin from the main road near the station.


Keeill Vael, Chapel Hill

Keeill Vael, Chapel Hill

Keeill Vael, Chapel Hill

Keeill Vael, Chapel Hill

Keeill Vael, Chapel Hill

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