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Gallarus Oratory

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“stone building”(31 reviews)
“visitor center”(35 reviews)
“dingle peninsula”(135 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 3 days ago

It's worth a visit if you are in the area, but I wouldn't go driving there just for the Oratory. It is quite interesting and amazing. Fun fact: If you have a brain fart like my husband and me and forgot what the hell an...More

Thank wunderlichsvenja
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was impressed that all the stones are fitted in place without anything to hold them together. Buildings designed on computers today can not compare with this church.

Thank tyagi
Reviewed 4 days ago

This old stone church was worth experiencing even through it was really packed with tour buses and tourists during our late afternoon visit. It is hard to imagine the ingenuity of building such a structure to last the centuries. With only one small door and...More

Thank loonwatchers1993
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped to see this, paid a little fee and opened the door. It’s a hike from the check in to the oratory but the views are amazing and cool history. Then back down where we found Shamus. The fellow who works there was so helpful...More

1  Thank Ninelives63
Reviewed 5 days ago

Simply amazing! Hard to believe that this was constructed over 1000 years ago. Drive past the main entrance and park in the small lot on the left. A short walk through the gate and down the lane to the Oratory.

Thank Jane V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent site. The staff member was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Aprilcpa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome place and great staff!! It’s so well preserved and was great for information. Definitely need to stop by.

1  Thank dangroft
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit once just to say you’ve seen it. It’s not the most interesting place in the world, but it was high tech at one time. If you’re in the area, see it. Don’t go out of your way to see it, though.

Thank tommylovell
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Do stop in as you travel around the peninsula. How this was built and how it had stood for so long just fills your head as you stand inside. Unique place.

1  Thank jackwidely
Reviewed 1 week ago

Skip the first "free" car park you come to where they'll end up charging you 3 Euro to go in and drive further up the narrow lane to find a free car park with a short walk over to the Oratory. Incredibly preserved church built...More

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