Gallarus Oratory

Gallarus Oratory, Dingle

Gallarus Oratory
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites
09:00 - 20:00
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
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Ancient church built over 1,000 years ago.
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freedmo
Arlington, VA8 contributions
DO NOT use the Visitor Centre at the Gallarus Observatory
Feb 2020
The Gallarus Oratory is amazing archaeology, built with stone but without any mortar! DO NOT use the Visitor Centre, it is privately operated and the owner will provide misleading statements and a misleading document that try to get you to pay to enter the site. the site is FREE to enter and you do not have to go through it to get to the site. You have to pay to go through the visitor centre. Just drive to the Oratory and park there. There is little of interest at the Visitor Centre.
Written 6 January 2021
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ronan k
5 contributions
Holistic visit
Sep 2020 • Couples
We visited the site after an Atlantic storm and the place was deserted,which gave us a real sense of how pleasant and private the church must have been 800 years ago.the quiet location and pleasant surroundings added to this simple and spiritual visit.
Written 2 October 2020
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Tr8velbug
Lisburn, UK541 contributions
Great
Jul 2020 • Family
We visited in the pouring rain, nobody else around. Was interesting to see on a stop around Slea head drive!
Written 11 September 2020
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Oliicube
Dingle, Ireland9 contributions
Olicube
Aug 2020 • Solo
Spectular. Amazing craftsmanship that this place of worship is still standing 1400 years later. Well worth a visit.
Written 5 September 2020
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R G
Dublin, Ireland889 contributions
Stone on Stone
Jul 2020
Access to the Oratory is available all year, the visitor center is open only in the summer it was closed when I visited covid 19 i presume .
Written 5 August 2020
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Yanie P
Indonesia316 contributions
Gorgeous Historic Site
May 2019
Our experience here was completed by the nice stroll, marvelous view, and unique piece of history.The staffs were excellent. The little gift shop was good, the chocolate we bought also tasted the best. Don't miss the chance to visit this oldest church that well-maintained.
Written 29 April 2020
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Sarah M
1 contribution
School Trip
Mar 2020 • Family
Excellent and very interesting!! Staff very helpful and friendly ! 10/10 would recommend to everyone for a visit.
Written 11 March 2020
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Jerry Dundon
1 contribution
Review
Mar 2020 • Family
It was so lovely , warm welcome by staff. So interesting and the oratory was very spiritual , will definitely be returning.
Written 11 March 2020
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Gallurs
Mar 2020 • Friends
Had a fab time here it was absolutely breath taking, great friendly staff, would highly recommend!! Thanks a mil xx
Written 11 March 2020
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vwat
Toronto, Canada12 contributions
Fascinating architectural site
Mar 2020 • Family
We visited Gallarus on a blustery, wet day and thoroughly enjoyed it. An interesting video overview provides historical context. This site really piques the imagination and is well worth a visit.
Written 7 March 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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