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  Gallarus Oratory on Dingle peninsula
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  • Gallarus Oratory on Dingle peninsula - Ireland
      Gallarus Oratory on Dingle peninsula
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  • inside of Gallarus Oratory - Ireland
      inside of Gallarus Oratory
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  • the cemetery of Gallarus Oratory - Ireland
      the cemetery of Gallarus Oratory
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Gallarus Oratory is a masterpiece of an unknown architect of the 6th century : This tiny church was built like a boat standing upside down. There is no seperate roof, but only the walls are meeting on top and all of the stones were perfectely set togeather without any kind of a cement. There is just an open door at one side and a tiny, round window at the other side of the building.
Get inside of the tiny church, and you will see that wind and rain will have no chance at all to get inside these perfectly set walls - it might even be a good idea to find shelter there in case of a sudden rainfall, like they normally happen quite often in Ireland.
You will be able to park your car only on a small car-park next to the oratory, and you have to pay a small fee for the parking there directely to the landowners, there will be someone collecting the money, and when you are lucky and come out of the season, it might be even free of charge !
The entry to Gallarus Oratory and the tiny cemetery around of it is free of charge and also possible at any time of the day.

Address: Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
Directions: Dingle peninsula is North of Killorglin, West of Tralee, South of Shannon, on the West Coast. Gallarus Oratory is north of Dingle-town,take the road R559 !
Website: http://www.dingle-peninsula.ie

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 6, 2008
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