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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Slea Head drive has many fascinating historical sites to stop at and this is one of them. It's a fine building & place of Christian significance. There is little information at the sight itself and more boards displaying its usage over time would add...More

Thank GAB056
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in Irish history this is s must see beehive constructed building . It’s impossible to carbon date and thought to be about 1300 yrs old. Built by early Christians the building is still water tight. One can’t help thinking about those...More

Thank pat g
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Gallarus Oratory is situated in convenient distance to the Slea Head Drive. There is a 'Visitors Centre' but there is no need to enter the sight through the centre, as a few meters up the road to the left there is an entrance free...More

Thank daggi1974
Reviewed 6 days ago

Granted, it is a cool little building made rainproof without any sealant. However, it is a small structure that you can see in 15 minutes, and the price just doesn't justify it.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site has an ancient stone church thought to have been built circa 800 AD. It is situated on a hill with a commanding view of the fields and ocean. The church is intact and has exquisite stone construction. It still does not leak when...More

Thank FunOnly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting site to see. The oratory is so well preserved and it looks as if it will stay that way for ages to come

Thank Hendriek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Following the Wild Atlantic Way, we visited the oratory. We were immediately welkomed and guided towards the audiovisual room where we watched a highly informative video about the oratory and history of the peninsula. We them went to the oratory itself - a truly magnificently...More

2  Thank Anna d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting to see something from the early christians. Very good price for what you get. Lovely staff

1  Thank Tim J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This chapel from the 7th century is an amazing stone structure built without any visible mortar. We visited Gallarus during a driving rain storm and there was absolutely no dripping water inside the chapel at all! Worth a visit just to see how beautiful it...More

1  Thank DaveL300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started w the video giving us a historical perspective of the oratory. Informative but not a well put together video. Somewhat amateur. Then you take a long walk to the field to see the oratory. Very amazing because if it’s age (speculated between 900-1200 years...More

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