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Gallarus Oratory
Gallarus Oratory is Ireland's best preserved early Christian church. The exact year of its construction is not known, but it is believed to be more than a thousand years old. The church is located five miles from Dingle Town on the Dingle Peninsula in southwestern Ireland. It was constructed entirely from dry stone masonry and resembles an overturned boat. This church is one of the highlights of the scenic Slea Head Drive. Along the scenic drive, visitors will also see views of Smerwick Harbor, the Three Sisters and Mount Brandon. 

Visitors will be able to see a church that has not been restored because it hasn't needed to be. The stones were carefully fitted together without the use of mortar, and aside from a small sag in the roof, the construction has held up for centuries. You can enter the oratory through a 6.5 foot doorway, and there are two stones with holes that once held a door. The nearby visitor center shows a 15 minute audio-visual presentation about the Gallarus Oratory, and there is a gift shop.

Practical Info

Gallarus Oratory is located 5 miles northwest of Dingle and can be reached using route R559. Admission is free. The oratory is open all year round, but the visitor center is open from 9am to 8pm during the summer months and closed in the winter months. 
Address: Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Penninsula, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland, Ireland
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Discover famous landmarks and hidden gems on the Emerald Isle on this private tour of the Dingle Peninsula from Killarney. Explore the Dingle Peninsula with your private guide and take in top attractions including Ferriter's Cove, the Gallarus Oratory and the Blasket Centre. Pass pretty villages and towns such as Annascaul, Castlegregory, Dingle and Dunquin, where life ticks by at an altogether slower pace. Admire fine views over the mighty Slieve Mish Mountains and Mount Brandon — one of Ireland’s highest peaks — and take the famous Connor Pass back to Killarney.
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