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Gallarus Oratory

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“stone building”(35 reviews)
“visitor center”(38 reviews)
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
+353 66 915 5333
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All reviews stone building visitor center early christians dingle peninsula amazing structure dry stone short video stone work piece of history slea head drive thousand years worth a stop gift shop entrance fee small fee quick stop old church
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The lane were the Oratory is located is very tiny and almost less than a one car area. The building is were kept and very pretty.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jodi C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Following Rick Steve’s instructions we followed direction to free parking spot. Quick walk up sidewalk got us the oratory. Small but very neat building with corbled walls.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Curious23610
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a wonderful example of ancient stone construction. It's amazing to stand there in the presence of something that was constructed so long ago. You have beautiful views from that location as well as a simple walk to a little castle to take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Pam A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was a highlight to see such a well preserved piece of history. There are two entrances. We took the one without all the tour buses. Lovely views as well.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chichiSouthCarolina
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

This stop won’t take long and is interesting. The building is small. I would suggest watching the short into movie before you walk down to see it or you won’t have a clue as to what you are looking at.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank W8258COtomm
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

I definitely can recommend this visitor centre. We bought insteresting book there and spend lovely time together :)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lea N
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This place is worth visiting while in Dingle Peninsula, very well maintained after so many years since it’s been built. Beautiful surroundings around the Oratory. Staff was lovely.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 124oanas
Reviewed 27 October 2018

enjoyed stopping here and seeing some of the stone huts. We were amazed at how well preserved they are.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing place and lovely staff member. This monastery is more than 1000 years old. Advice to go and have a look

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Leonardo S
Reviewed 24 October 2018

From the greeting to the viewing experience, everything was pure bliss and amazing at Gallarus. The man in the gallery reception was incredibly knowledgeable, kind and helpful. He treated every visitor as they were the only one. The greeting is followed by a short, beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RoRoWebb
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