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Gallarus Oratory

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Address: 8 km (5 mi) northeast of Ballyferriter on R559, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-5333
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Description: Ancient church built over 1,000 years ago.
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This was so much more than we pictured. Most ancient sites aren't complete, but this one, like the pyramids of Egypt, is totally intact. A marvel of primitive engineering, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Hemet, California
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Hemet, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was so much more than we pictured. Most ancient sites aren't complete, but this one, like the pyramids of Egypt, is totally intact. A marvel of primitive engineering, and the story is one you won't forget.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Get there before the buses! Wonderful site. Has never needed restoration due to the extraordinary craftsmanship of the original builders.

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Towson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Then you'll want to make this stop. There's parking other than on the lot of near the gift shop and no fee to enter. It's not exactly a beehive hut, but you'll get a sense of they were constructed so as to be waterproof and stand for eons.

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Newport Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

this place offers amazing views for as far as the eye can see. Definitely a good place to visit when in Dingle, Ireland. We enjoyed our visit.

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't be going out of my way to visit gallarus again. It was nice to see it and have a look in the gift shop but I don't think it was worth paying a fee for it.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting the site was very interesting, but the main reason for the excellent rating of the place is the gentlemen who takes care of the visitors and sells the tickets. My girlfriend with whom I visited the Oratory is handicaped and struggles to walk distances longer than 500 m. We asked if there is a disount for disabled persons and... More 

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Pacifica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Access the Oratory either via public (free) access or via private concession with restrooms, café, and historical display/movie. This little place features amazing stonework (they just don't make them like that anymore)

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The Oratory dates back at least 1200 years and is in remarkable shape. If you park in the first lot you come to, there is a fee but you will also have acess to a rather good, short video about the Oratory and other sites in the area. If you want to skip the video and the fee, park in... More 

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University Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

You don't have to be religious to appreciate this place. Still in tack after over1000 years this place is and architectural wonder. Don't miss the 17 minute video. And contrary to what the guidebooks say parking is ample and free.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

very interesting and beautiful place and the most friendly Irish man I had ever met!!! I wish visit this place again!

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Additional Information about Gallarus Oratory

Address: 8 km (5 mi) northeast of Ballyferriter on R559, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-5333
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Dingle
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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