We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oratory of The Sacred Heart

Marine Road | Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 205 4700
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
A little gem!

This was a place I meant to visit for some time and the Open House weekend provided the opportunity... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RWB20152015
,
County Dublin, Ireland
Magnificent work of art

I have always wanted to visit the Oratory as I had heard so much about it. However, it is only... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
aecmorgan
,
County Dublin, Ireland
Read all 25 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent100%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Marine Road | Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
CONTACT
Website
+353 1 205 4700
Write a ReviewReviews (25)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"tiny chapel"
in 3 reviews
"hidden treasure"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful paintings"
in 2 reviews
"heritage tour"
in 2 reviews
"irish soldiers"
in 2 reviews
"little gem"
in 2 reviews
"dun laoghaire"
in 8 reviews
"sr"
in 3 reviews
"nun"
in 4 reviews
"kells"
in 3 reviews
"memorial"
in 3 reviews
"celtic"
in 12 reviews
"lynne"
in 9 reviews
"tours"
in 3 reviews
"century"
in 3 reviews
"motif"
in 2 reviews
"meticulously"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 25 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a place I meant to visit for some time and the Open House weekend provided the opportunity to do so. It is a truly exceptional hidden treasure. Measuring 20 ft by 12 ft, the oratory walls and ceilings are covered with designs and...More

Thank RWB20152015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 May 2018

I have always wanted to visit the Oratory as I had heard so much about it. However, it is only open to the public at specific times of the year. Recently I had the pleasure of visiting this tiny chapel which is a hidden gem...More

1  Thank aecmorgan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 February 2018

I took part in a Winter of Heritage Tour of the Oratory and was amazed, not just by the artistry in the building, but, also by the history of Lily Lynch. I am surprised that this little gem is not better known.

1  Thank Emily G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

This is def. a must see. Wonderful art history on our door step. I can't believe I pass by hundreds of times and didn't know it was there. Beautiful paintings, like the book of kells,

Thank piper77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is a very special Oratory in Dun Laoghaire. It is beautifully decorated and Sr Concepta's art will thrill any artist. Most poignantly the chapel was built as a memorial to Irish lads who died in France during WW1. A French village gave a statue...More

Thank Lozzatrip
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Dun Laoghaire
Royal Marine Hotel
2,312 reviews
.09 miles away
Haddington House
430 reviews
.23 miles away
Glandore House
2 reviews
.65 miles away
Rochestown Lodge Hotel & Spa
394 reviews
1.67 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Bistro Le Monde
271 reviews
.12 miles away
Hartley's Restaurant
522 reviews
.09 miles away
Gourmet Food Parlour
234 reviews
.11 miles away
O'Neill's Pub
87 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Dun Laoghaire Pier
347 reviews
.21 miles away
Pavilion Theatre
76 reviews
.07 miles away
National Maritime Museum of Ireland
147 reviews
.15 miles away
People's Park Farmers Market
53 reviews
.34 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Mary O
19 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor