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Gallarus Oratory

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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
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All reviews stone building visitor center early christians dingle peninsula amazing structure dry stone short video stone work piece of history slea head drive thousand years worth a stop gift shop small fee quick stop old church well worth the visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gallarus Oratory is one of the best historical religious sites in western Ireland. The Oratory is a beehive structure. Thre is a visitors centre and cafe attached to the site. Ample parking.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

well worth a visit If you are interested in the history of Kerry especially the blaskett islands. It is an enchanting story of Peg Sayers and the island people.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Ken E
Reviewed January 11, 2019

This ancient building, like an upturned boat is the oldest church I have ever been to. Just one room, and so atmospheric. Just seeing the way it was made and imagining how the early monks worshiped here makes the hairs on your neck stand up!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Eleanor J
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Well worth a visit visited out of season,so cafe and shop closed, but hey the star of the show is just a short walk from the car park.It is something else go visit you won’t regret it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Make sure you stop to see this, as it is fascinating! The work requires to build this is awe inspiring. If you are interested in history and different architecture, stop here!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Tombow
Reviewed December 17, 2018

We were staying at Ballydavid and knew about this place. We went here and to an old stone fort a short ways from Gallarus. It is a marvel of old construction with the stones being the building material. I enjoyed the stories about the Gallarus...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jhawk10002018
Reviewed December 10, 2018

The lane were the Oratory is located is very tiny and almost less than a one car area. The building is were kept and very pretty.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jodi C
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Following Rick Steve’s instructions we followed direction to free parking spot. Quick walk up sidewalk got us the oratory. Small but very neat building with corbled walls.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Curious23610
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

This place is a wonderful example of ancient stone construction. It's amazing to stand there in the presence of something that was constructed so long ago. You have beautiful views from that location as well as a simple walk to a little castle to take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Pam A
Reviewed November 13, 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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