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Gallarus Oratory

8 km northeast of Ballyferriter on R559, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 5333
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Ancient church built over 1,000 years ago.
  • Excellent62%
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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8 km northeast of Ballyferriter on R559, Dingle, Ireland
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+353 66 915 5333
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"stone building"
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"dingle peninsula"
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"early christians"
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"visitor center"
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"amazing structure"
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"audio visual presentation"
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"dry stone"
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"short video"
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"thousand years"
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"worth a stop"
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"gift shop"
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"piece of history"
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"slea head drive"
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"entrance fee"
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"quick stop"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great to see such a well preserved historical site, with fantastic views back to the sea from the oratory, and not expensive. Greeted with a very friendly welcome and given great advice. Would definitely return, and recommend to others doing a tour of the Dingle...More

Thank HappyTravels154
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Reviewed yesterday

This 1200 year-old structure, though modest in appearance, is a stunning example of early Christian architecture. Why? It is constructed entirely of stone, with NO mortar (known as "dry stack" construction) and has lasted 1200 years in pristine condition. It is the only one surviving...More

Thank TedDR5
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful site, a must! Really special and unique, worth a visit if you close by. You won't find similar site often!

1  Thank yellowflag33
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Mind blowing early Christian chapel dating back 1000 years. Build without morter, corbel vault dry stone construction with is still standing strong today. Amazing stop on the Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula. Part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Just spectacular!

1  Thank DDsoccer C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Gallarus Oratory, one of the finest examples of an early Christian church to be found in Ireland, dating from 800 AD. This small oratory, built without mortar, uses corbel vaulting a technique developed by Neolithic tomb-makers. Park the car at the outer gate and a...More

Thank koabug
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a delightful, mystical, little chapel in a sublime setting. Use your IPad or Google maps for directions, and ignore the small white and blue sign pointing left that says "Free Parking" (it's not) and instead take the right fork down a narrow paved...More

Thank GJS
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A mervellous oratory of the 1300 in perfect condition sourranded by the breathtaking scenario. Highly recommended

3  Thank filomenabruno22
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the middle of the Dingle Penninsula there is a magic place: the Gallarus Oratory, a stone building built 1300 years ago. Surrounded by green hills worths a visit!

2  Thank Silvia B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting archeological site which is about 1300 years old (but nobody is sure) and it resisted the strong Atlantic winds in very good conditions. Well worth a visit!

2  Thank erika_mar305
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oratory, the only such beehive type hut found on the mainland, is in remarkably good condition with just a small sag in the roof. To be honest, its in such good condition you would question whether it really is as old as they say...More

Thank Petergoulding
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