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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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Ancient church built over 1,000 years ago.

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Beautiful anchient facility

Beautiful ancient ruin set in the countryside near the bay and ocean near Ballyferriter on the coast.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful ancient ruin set in the countryside near the bay and ocean near Ballyferriter on the coast.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only takes a couple minutes and is worthwhile to see while driving the Dingle Peninsula. The visitor center is not worth it - so follow the guidebook advice and park in the free parking lot off to the right. If I had to pay admission - probably would not have thought as highly.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our route on the slea head drive. We thought this would be a nice place to stop, it definitely was. The oratory is a small stone church with a tiny window. It is one of the oldest churches in Ireland. The view was good but compared to the whole drive it was nothing more than average.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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 January 3, 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

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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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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