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The peninsula is very rich in archaeological remains. Settlers have been here since at least the late Mesolithic period, but the majority of the monuments date from the Bronze Age (c. 2300 BC - 500 BC) and the Early Christian period (from the 5th century AD to the 12th century). Some of the more famous monuments situated in this area include Gallarus Oratory (a small, dry-stone built church dating from the Early Christian period) and the ecclesiastical site of Kilmalkedar, including its 12th-century, Romanesque Church. Dún Beag promontory fort is also well-known. The area also has many Ogham stones which date from the 5th-7th centuries AD.
To properly record all these magnificent remains, Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne undertook a survey, between 1982 and 1985, of all the archaeological monuments on the peninsula. The main results were published as The Archaeological Survey of the Dingle Peninsula, by J. Cuppage et al., in 1986 (hardback, 462 + xxii pages. 242 figs., 54 black and white plates, XXIV colour plates, A4 format). This magnificent volume, considered to be one of the best of the local area archaeological surveys, is now OUT OF PRINT.
The extensive survey archive is housed in Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne and may be consulted by appointment (email: info@westkerrymuseum.com or call 066 9156333).

Flóra Chorca Dhuibhne

Aspects of the Flora of Corca Dhuibhne (1995): ISBN 0-906096-07-3

The Dingle Peninsula has an interesting and varied flora, including some Lusitanian and Alpine species not generally found in Ireland. This was recognised by Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, who commissioned Máirín Uí Chonchubhair (with the assistance of Aodán Ó Conchúir, photographer) to carry out a survey of these plants, as well as to collect folk-cures and other béaloideas (folklore) associated with them. A selection of this survey was published as Flora Chorca Dhuibhne Aspects of the Flora of Corca Dhuibhne. This full colour, hard-back volume is available in the Múseum Chorca Dhubihne bookshop, now at the special price of €15.
(Flora Chorca Dhuibhne Aspects of the Flora of Corca Dhuibhne by Máirín Uí Chonchubhair with photographs by Aodhán Ó Conchúir. Botanical editor: Caroline Mhic Daeid. 1995 (reprint 1998). Hardback. 270 + xviii pages.)
The archive of this survey is also housed in Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne and may be consulted by researchers by appointment.