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Gallarus Oratory
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Owner description: Ancient church built over 1,000 years ago.
Reviewed April 30, 2014

I have been visiting this oratory all my life and never fail to be amazed by how perfectly it was built without any material to bind the stones together.
Once the area surrounding the building was a wilderness. In recent years a local man has built a visitor centre and a shop. If you don't wish to be charged 3 euros a head to see a film and use his carpark drive past the first sign saying Gallarus and carry on up the road. There is parking there for about eight cars and entrance to the monument is free. There are no explanatory boards

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great place to visit! Frühes Christentum im damals keltischen Irland - beindruckend schlicht und doch über 1000 Jahre unzerstört. And do try coffee / tea and cake in the little café above the admission office!

1  Thank Andrea W
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

This historic site is beautiful, but even better is the helpful staff. The gentleman on duty when we came told us the history of Gallarus Oratory and Gallarus Tower, and also showed us a map with a shortcut back to our B&B (we were on bike).

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

We were really glad we visited the Gallarus Oratory. Included in the price of admission is a great video (only about 12 minutes long) that provides an excellent overview of the history of the local area and other sites of interest. The Gallarus Oratory itself is an amazing feat of stonemasonry…it's still waterproof after 1000 years!

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is definitley worth the stop even if you are not into history. It's amazing that this structure is still standing today.

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