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Oratory of The Sacred Heart

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Marine Road | Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 205 4700
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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 4 weeks ago
aecmorgan
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County Dublin, Ireland
Wow

I took part in a Winter of Heritage Tour of the Oratory and was amazed, not just by the artistry in... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Emily G
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Dublin, Ireland
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Marine Road | Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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,

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Mary O
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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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