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Oratory of The Sacred Heart

Marine Road | Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 205 4700
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Summer of Heritage

Recently, I took a Summer of Heritage tour of this oratory to see the beautiful paintings that were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Techymedium
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County Dublin, Ireland
Incredible buried treasure

Prepare to be amazed. The guide was really knowledgeable on the history of the oratory and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
elmsoft
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Dublin, Ireland
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Marine Road | Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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+353 1 205 4700

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently, I took a Summer of Heritage tour of this oratory to see the beautiful paintings that were drawn by Sr. Concepta Lynch nearly a century ago. It is amazing.

Thank Techymedium
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prepare to be amazed. The guide was really knowledgeable on the history of the oratory and the art contained. Unfortunately tours of the oratory are only available at particular times. The tour is free and takes about 45 minutes. Only 15 are allowed at a...More

Thank elmsoft
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Found this during Dun Laoghaire Heritage Week. Never kinew it existed. A work of love by a nun - a tiny oratory with murals and a most wonderful guide. A fascinating experience. Think it is open just a few times a year so you would...More

1  Thank annemS6511WD
Reviewed 25 August 2016

small and breath taking, you have to visit, a work of art, the movie before the tour was interesting to me, im from the area and never knew it existed

2  Thank marie w
Reviewed 26 July 2016

There are so many things that are just astounding about this little shrine to the Sacred Heart. The original building is now housed within another building, tucked away behind a shopping centre in south county Dublin. The shrine was actually a monument to peace, and...More

3  Thank Lena W
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A stunning oratory everyone should try and see. Sister Concepta Lynch painted on the walls over 16 years between the wars. This is probably the finest example of Celtic revival art in the country. Open sporadically for free tours and well worth a visit.

3  Thank Swench
Reviewed 13 April 2016

A must see, not always open to the public. Keep an eye out for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council open days/seasons including 'Spring Into Heritage' and Autumn openings. It often opens during Open House Dublin in October also. The Oratory Chapel was painted by Sister Concepta...More

5  Thank Noel D
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The Oratory is not often open to the public but usually is in July or August as part of the DLR Heritage events. If you can catch it, don't miss it, it's an astonishing feat of decoration, carried out by one woman over a period...More

3  Thank SkeffIreland
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We had our annual twinning visit from the Rotary Club of Lurgan from Belfast . One of our Rotarians organized that the Oratory be opened and one of the longest serving Nuns gave us a tour inside the Oratory. It does open during the Summer...More

2  Thank KillineyBay
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Built in 1919 in thanks for peace after the First World War. A feast for the eyes and a breathtaking artistic accomplishment for Sister M. Concepta Lynch, OP (1874-1938) who decorated it between 1920 - 1936.

2  Thank saobrienart
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Mary O
19 August 2017|
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Response from Techymedium | Reviewed this property |
I went to a tour on Sunday as part of The Summer of Heritage Programme which ends on Sept 2nd so check the brochure
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