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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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Interesting, but you may end up paying for "parking" that you don't have to pay.

Interesting and well-preserved rock building. If you follow the signs from the main road, you'll be directed to an entrance at which you'll be charged about €8 for a family... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Richardson, Texas
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Oratory is well worth a visit, very tranquil and beautiful. But what is NOT worth a visit is the stone building at ONE OF THE ENTRANCES pretending to be some form of interpretive / introduction to the Oratory. Nothing could be further from the truth. The tired OLD film is a just Kerry area travelogue and a complete waste... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting and well-preserved rock building. If you follow the signs from the main road, you'll be directed to an entrance at which you'll be charged about €8 for a family entrance fee. Turns out that you can head a little further south to a different parking lot from which you can enter the site for free.

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Yorba Linda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Perhaps because we were with the kids but we didn't find it too special to come out of the way to see. It was on our way around Dingle peninsula so worth the stop. The video about the history of the peninsula in general was helpful.

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Yardville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Spectacular. Worth a look. Pass the visitor center and drive up the road a bit. Free parking and admission

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

If you drive past the main entrance down what appears to be but isn't a one way street there is a free entrance to the sight. This is a small site but worth the look in if your doing the loop.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is so unusual. It's all built from stone including the roof itself. Can't believe its stood for so long.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a place that has been visited many times over the years. And one understands why by coming to visit that early Christian church at any time due to the special atmosphere that one can find there.

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Kinsale, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Gallarus Oratory is very basic and the stonework of this building is impressive given that it is a very ancient building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Really interesting trip to see the Oratory. Well worth a visit if you're interested in Irish history. Got some great photos

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Freehold, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Interesting architecture & history. Very busy tourist spot. Gave it a quick look, doesn't take long to see.

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