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Gallarus Oratory

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“stone building”(32 reviews)
“visitor center”(36 reviews)
“dingle peninsula”(137 reviews)
Ancient church built over 1,000 years ago.
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8 km northeast of Ballyferriter on R559 | GPS coordinates 52.172750, -10.349408, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 5333
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Reviewed 4 days ago

this was a highlight to see such a well preserved piece of history. There are two entrances. We took the one without all the tour buses. Lovely views as well.

Thank chichiSouthCarolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This stop won’t take long and is interesting. The building is small. I would suggest watching the short into movie before you walk down to see it or you won’t have a clue as to what you are looking at.

Thank W8258COtomm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I definitely can recommend this visitor centre. We bought insteresting book there and spend lovely time together :)

Thank Lea N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is worth visiting while in Dingle Peninsula, very well maintained after so many years since it’s been built. Beautiful surroundings around the Oratory. Staff was lovely.

1  Thank Oana S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

enjoyed stopping here and seeing some of the stone huts. We were amazed at how well preserved they are.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place and lovely staff member. This monastery is more than 1000 years old. Advice to go and have a look

1  Thank Leonardo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the greeting to the viewing experience, everything was pure bliss and amazing at Gallarus. The man in the gallery reception was incredibly knowledgeable, kind and helpful. He treated every visitor as they were the only one. The greeting is followed by a short, beautiful...More

1  Thank RoRoWebb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found the Gallarus Oratory to be quite interesting, my wife not quite so much. It was probably a little overpriced for what it was. (I had read where there was another parking lot which provided free access to the site but I forgot on...More

Thank BigAlks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very well conserved building that worth a look when visiting the peninsula of Dingle and doing the ring of it :)

1  Thank zlandicar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sort of small, but a tribute to the early people who used the winter solstice as part of the religion. Very intriguing to see how it was built without mortar centuries ago and is still standing. If there ask the person at the desk directions...More

1  Thank BostonJandP
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