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Gallarus Oratory

8 km northeast of Ballyferriter on R559 | GPS coordinates 52.172750, -10.349408, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 5333
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Ancient church built over 1,000 years ago.
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  • Average7%
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“stone building” (30 reviews)
“visitor center” (34 reviews)
“dingle peninsula” (131 reviews)
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8 km northeast of Ballyferriter on R559 | GPS coordinates 52.172750, -10.349408, Dingle, Ireland
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+353 66 915 5333
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"stone building"
in 30 reviews
"visitor center"
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"dingle peninsula"
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"early christians"
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"audio visual presentation"
in 12 reviews
"amazing structure"
in 16 reviews
"dry stone"
in 18 reviews
"short video"
in 13 reviews
"stone work"
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"worth a stop"
in 43 reviews
"gift shop"
in 36 reviews
"thousand years"
in 15 reviews
"piece of history"
in 16 reviews
"slea head drive"
in 56 reviews
"admission fee"
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Reviewed yesterday

One of my favourites on the Dingle Peninsula. Going back in history to the roots of Irish Christianity, this little gem shows you a perfect early Chritian prayer house, surrounded by hills and the sea. It can be a bit busy at times, but I...More

1  Thank petermwachs
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You should indeed bypass the unnecessary visitors centre and drive 300m further up the lane to the small (5) car park on the left. Entry from here is free and a shorter walk. The Oratory is quite amazing- it’s completely intact and a stunning example...More

Thank Bunkshyde
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Slea Head drive has many fascinating historical sites to stop at and this is one of them. It's a fine building & place of Christian significance. There is little information at the sight itself and more boards displaying its usage over time would add...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in Irish history this is s must see beehive constructed building . It’s impossible to carbon date and thought to be about 1300 yrs old. Built by early Christians the building is still water tight. One can’t help thinking about those...More

1  Thank pat g
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gallarus Oratory is situated in convenient distance to the Slea Head Drive. There is a 'Visitors Centre' but there is no need to enter the sight through the centre, as a few meters up the road to the left there is an entrance free...More

Thank daggi1974
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Granted, it is a cool little building made rainproof without any sealant. However, it is a small structure that you can see in 15 minutes, and the price just doesn't justify it.

Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This site has an ancient stone church thought to have been built circa 800 AD. It is situated on a hill with a commanding view of the fields and ocean. The church is intact and has exquisite stone construction. It still does not leak when...More

Thank FunOnly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting site to see. The oratory is so well preserved and it looks as if it will stay that way for ages to come

Thank Hendriek
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following the Wild Atlantic Way, we visited the oratory. We were immediately welkomed and guided towards the audiovisual room where we watched a highly informative video about the oratory and history of the peninsula. We them went to the oratory itself - a truly magnificently...More

2  Thank Anna d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting to see something from the early christians. Very good price for what you get. Lovely staff

1  Thank Tim J
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