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Gallarus Oratory

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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
+353 66 915 5333
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Reviewed yesterday

It was not raining when we visited this 1300 year old Christian church. So we had a nice walk around and inside the stone structure. Being inside felt so safe and calm. It is easy to miss off the main road, so pay attention to...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ancient stone structure here harkens back hundreds and hundreds of years. Eerie just standing in it, imagining the times back then. Nice little stop.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited recently and enjoyed meeting up with Seamus and Kathleen. Very historic place and Seamus is a wonderful storyteller. great visit. While there make sure you visit Kathleen upstairs in the wee restaurant and sample her baking.

1  Thank JIm H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We passed this and doubled back. Lost a half hour. Saw the video - which was great - and then it started to rain. Then pour. Tour bus from Baltic’s just arrived - their leader had a leprechaun on a stick with a noose. How...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an interesting oratory in lovely countryside. There isn’t a great deal to see but it is an important site. It is worth visiting if you are in the area.

Thank 186338Jill
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Gallrus Oratory is a beauty peice of Irish history. A must see on your trip arround the dingle penisola. The video was very informative. So glad we atopped here!!!

Thank Afrodita K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This stone building is 1300 years old, and very interesting. Just 4 euros per person. The staff was accommodating, and the bathrooms were clean! The walk is about 2-3 minutes to the oratory, and definitely worth the stop. There is also a small cafe where...More

Thank Sarissa S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a quick drive outside Dingle but well worth the visit - a very interesting small building from the past in a gorgeous setting.

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do stop at this site. The 8 Euro cost is well worth the glimpse of this early Christian chapel. The history is interesting and the views looking at the Bay from in front of the chapel are stunning.

Thank 2OTRA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The last known, standing Oratory in Europe. Little in the way of boards and information so read up before you go. Easy walk, prepare for blustery weather and respect the space. It’s fascinating if you go with a knowledgeable guide. This is not a tourist...More

Thank Nikki J
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