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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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fasinating structure, admission charged

Well worth seeing, its been gussied up for the tour busses. Gift shop and video presentation. Beautiful setting, with a walk back from the shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Plainfield, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth seeing, its been gussied up for the tour busses. Gift shop and video presentation. Beautiful setting, with a walk back from the shop.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Stop first and watch the short video in the 'barn-like' structure before heading through. You take a walk along a pasture (yes, there was a cow) and arrive at the church. Given its age (believed to have been built between the 6th and 9th century, without mortar), it is an impressive and mysterious structure, particularly that it has lasted so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My 89 year old father looked at the 0.25 KM walk and declared it too far. They nicely opened a gate for us so we could drive him right up. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious particularly the steak sandwich, the staff were fabulous really friendly and welcoming and the banter was brilliant!! We went there for a meal but stayed all night it was great craic and they make the best baileys coffees I've ever tasted by far!! Well worth dropping in to

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Forest Park, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Fascinating stone work that really stood the test of time. It is amazing that one can just walk into this building

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A stunning testimony to human intelligence and creativity. A simple, yet elegant, man-made site in the midst of nature's awesome beauty -- perfect complements! And the short movie provides history and perspective on the area -- a very worthwhile few minutes.

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Hampden, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Interesting film about the area. Gallerus oratory is mysterious. Amazing to stand inside it knowing its 1000 years old

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Santa Paula, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was worth way more than the 3 Euros it cost to visit. It was a nice walk up to the Oratory with some cow sighting along the path. We didn't visit the audio visual program which I'm sure would have been interesting and explained more of what we saw. But it was lovely none the less. I enjoyed the... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very old church. Expect nothing like middle ages churches - it is very simple and archaic, however very interesting one. Worth short stop while doing Wild Atlantic Way.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It is difficult to believe that this dry-stone building has survived for a thousand years. If you go, make sure you see the video first - it makes the visit far more meaningful.

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