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Address: Marine Road | Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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A hidden gem in Dun Laoghaire.

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... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
annemS6511WD
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County Dublin, Ireland

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County Dublin, Ireland
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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 have to google it or make a phonecall..... A miniature work of art. The tour... More 

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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

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1 Thank marie w
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Reviewed 27 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 a memorial to the fallen Irish soldiers in the "Great War", created in a time... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

A must see, not always open to the public. Keep an eye out for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council open days/seasons including 'Spring Into Heritage' and Autumn openings. It often opens during Open House Dublin in October also. The Oratory Chapel was painted by Sister Concepta Lynch and is in the Celtic Revival style. Originally a memorial to the memory of... More 

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Ireland
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

The Oratory is not often open to the public but usually is in July or August as part of the DLR Heritage events. If you can catch it, don't miss it, it's an astonishing feat of decoration, carried out by one woman over a period of sixteen years.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

We had our annual twinning visit from the Rotary Club of Lurgan from Belfast . One of our Rotarians organized that the Oratory be opened and one of the longest serving Nuns gave us a tour inside the Oratory. It does open during the Summer for a limited length of time. This small museum is jaw droppingly spectacular!

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1 Thank KillineyBay
Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Built in 1919 in thanks for peace after the First World War. A feast for the eyes and a breathtaking artistic accomplishment for Sister M. Concepta Lynch, OP (1874-1938) who decorated it between 1920 - 1936.

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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Breathtaking celtic artwork hidden in a lovely chapel. The guide tour is very interesting since we learn a lot about the secrets and symbols of these wonderful paintings. Definitely worth a visit !

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

Just visited The Oratory as part of the wonderful DLR Summer of Heritage 2015 programme. The tiny building is home to some of the most spectacular artwork from the early part of the 20th century Ireland. All produced by Sister Concepta Lynch. The free guided tour takes about 40 minuties and are running until the 6th September 2015. This wonderful... More 

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