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Gallarus Oratory: Tours & Tickets

Opens in 24 min: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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
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All reviews stone building dingle peninsula early christians visitor center amazing structure dry stone short video stone work piece of history thousand years slea head drive gift shop worth a stop small fee quick stop old church well worth the visit
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a stop on our private tour of Slea Head Loop. The walk in itself to the oratory was beautifully spooky. It was clouded over with fog on both ends. On the way, our guide explained the significance of the site, and I just...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank auburnmarshall
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For only 4 euro, nice walk, gorgeous view, unique piece of history. Customer service was excellent. The little gift shop was nice, toilets are well stocked.

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank Okie15
Reviewed 1 week ago

We landed at this place by chance and do not regret it at all. Not only the architecture is amazing but the view is also so instagrammable and picturesque. The staff is also very very helpful. Dont forget to get some chocolates from here. They...More

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank samruddhi25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love ancient places and this one is unique and strangely moving. If you are not impressed by simple, ancient things, or they do not spark you imagination don't bother visiting. Now those of us who don't think it wise to rent a car and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 923josephs
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into ancient places of worship you will probably find this fascinating. It is interesting in its way and it is great that it has been preserved - but it is probably not worth more that 15 minutes.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank stephenbrg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were passing through dingle circuit and came across this stop. This place has amazing architecture and very helpful staff . Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank 830siddhis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a quick visit to this fantastic monument on our tour around Dingle peninsula. Did not expect such an impressive sight here but we were surprised. Just thinking about how old this building is! Wow! Thanks for making this experience possible and keeping this...More

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank Andreas E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gallarus Oratory is a historical irish church. A friend told us about this beautiful place so we decided to take a short detour and it really was worth it! You can learn something about the irish culture and the building itself is stunning. The...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Jana E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the oratory on our way around the Slea head drive and are glad we stopped in. The host was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable about the history and origins of the site. It really is incredible to see Irish history so well...More

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank emmalouisef450
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful example of an early church from the 7th century. You can view an informative video before walking to the church. It is well preserved and you can spend time walking inside and around the grounds. Don’t miss this little slice of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Lainie P
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