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Gallarus Oratory

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Address: 8 km (5 mi) northeast of Ballyferriter on R559, Dingle, Ireland
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+353 66 915 5333
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Ancient church built over 1,000 years ago.

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Wild and wooly but worth it

We almost didn't stop because the rain was bucketing down but we were only going to be on the Dingle Peninsula once. We trudged through the mud, fighting the wind and we were glad... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We almost didn't stop because the rain was bucketing down but we were only going to be on the Dingle Peninsula once. We trudged through the mud, fighting the wind and we were glad we did. This (as other reviewers have said) is a unique historic building that adds to the richness of the Peninsula's story.

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Skerries
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're in Dingle you must travel around Slea Head. If you think the Ring of Kerry is nice, it has nothing compared with this beautiful area. Galrus Oratory will bring you back in time as you gaze out over the Bay and the Sleeping Giant. I never tire of this drive

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When driving around Dingle everywhere we looked there was something beautiful to see. We stopped at Gallarus Oratory and walked around the grounds without another soul in sight. It was a very unique structure in a peaceful setting. Well worth the trip.

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Noyal-Muzillac, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very pleasant morning examining the architecture and the history of the Oratory. Such an unusual place. Loved it !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing church made of large cut stones. If you are travelling to Dingle then you should visit it. Also you can be recibed by really frendly managers.

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing to find such an ancient structure absolutely complete. We saw it on a sunny day and had it all to ourselves. Just sat on a wall and drank in the ancient, spiritual atmosphere.Don't miss Kilmalkedar ruined church nearby.

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Cannon Falls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

My wife and I took a Dingle and Slea Head drive tour with Tristan Moriarty from Dingle Peninsula cabs and this historic structure was a highlight of the tour

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Absolutely stunning, the construction is amazing, the location could not be more peaceful & the views are simply beautiful... In regards to the small charge for parking on the private property...I had no problem with this... The man who was in charge of the parking location was most knowledgeable of the Oratory and with info / directions to other sites... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

We were worried that the Oratory would disappoint since we had read and heard so much about it. instead, it was amazing and truly stunning. We didn't know about the place to go to get to it free, but since we had our Heritage Cards, it didn't really matter, and the main Visitor Center had a nice W/C and gift... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

This is pretty amazing. It was probably the finest example of dry stack (mortar free) masonry we encountered. Each stone fit perfectly. It looks like it was built yesterday, but is all original, not a reproduction. Exquisite in its simplicity of design, this was one of our favorite spots in the stunning Dingle Peninsula.

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