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“Celtic chapel” 5 of 5 stars
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Oratory of The Sacred Heart
Marine Road | Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
353 (0)1 205 4700
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“Celtic chapel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

All quilters and makers of Irish Step Dancing costumes need to see this site! I took by husband and four children there--all were enthralled! This tiny chapel is on the school grounds of a convent school; just walk through the iron gate and up to the school. The outside is nothing, but the inside is amazing! The design work is mesmerizing! And the detail is phenomenal! This nun has painted every square inch of this small, but very worthwhile oratory. Yes, I have made quilts based on these designs. I recommend the easy train ride from Dublin. The lady at the school was happy to unlock the door to let us in. We could also buy some copies of the art work. While you are there, buy the best macaroon in the world at the small bakery at the quay.
Watermelon Lady, La Mesa, CA, USA

Visited April 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Do not miss this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The Oratory was nearly knocked down but thank goodness it was saved. Run by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council and the opening times are far and few between but if you can visit then do so because although small it is so worth a visit. The staff are extremely nice and very informative. The Oratory was painted over about a 20 year period by one nun and it is truly stunning to see.

Visited July 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“A Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

A real secret gem in the heart of Dun Laoghaire, Found out about it through a friend, asked other people and no one knew about it.
Go see if you can find it!

Visited September 2012
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