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Milltown, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland  │  Phone: +353 66 9151358  │  E-mail: info@cillbhreachouse.com

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Our House Name

"Where does your house name originate from?"

T
he above question is undoubtedly the most frequent question that we have been asked by those who have stayed with us since we started doing B&B back in 1991.

W
ell, the ancient gaelic name for the district where our house is located was
Cill Bhreac
 
(pronounced "kill v-rack")
. It is believed that
Cill Bhreac
 or
Milltown
 as it is now known as, was a place of considerable importance in pre-historic times, as far back as the year 2000 B.C. Around this area there has been a collection of stone monuments found that are thought to have a connection with pagan ritual and burial customs. One of the boulders measures 13 feet 5 inches in length. Cut into this stone are many rock scribings known as
the cup and circle
. These symbols have completely baffled the minds of students of antiquity. They date from the late stone age or early bronze age and there is no ready explanation for them. Similar scribings have been discovered in Galica in the north of Spain and it is thought that explorers from ancient Spain brought this form of rock art to
Cill Bhreac
/Milltown. Collectively, the stones in the area are known locally as the
Gates of Glory
.

Y
 ou would probably have never guessed that there could be so much behind a name!


Dingle Peninsula B&B: Cill Bhreac House B&B Dingle - Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland

Dingle Peninsula B&B: Cill Bhreac House B&B Dingle - Bed and Breakfast Accommodation. Dingle, Kerry, Ireland

Dingle Peninsula B&B: Cill Bhreac House B&B Dingle - Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland

Dingle Peninsula B&B: Cill Bhreac House B&B Dingle - Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland

Dingle Peninsula B&B: Cill Bhreac House B&B Dingle - Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland
Dingle Peninsula B&B: Cill Bhreac House B&B Dingle - Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland

Dingle Peninsula B&B: Cill Bhreac House B&B Dingle - Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland