In close proximity is Gallarus Castle was built by the FitzGeralds and is probably 15th century in date.

One of the most famous landmarks on the Dingle Peninsula and situated close to Gallarus Castle, the Oratory is completely made of stone and in some ways it resembles an upturned boat.

It is extremely well preserved and several archeological artefacts are to be found on the grounds of the Oratory.

In close proximity is Gallarus Castle which was built by the Fitzgeralds and is one of the few surviving castles on the Dingle Peninsula. It is a four-storey tower with a vaulted ceiling on the fourth floor; none of its battlements remain.

The tower was accessed originally on the 1st floor and there was a two storey defensive structure to the front, now gone but evidence of it can still be seen on the external wall.

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Highlights
  • One of the most famous landmarks on the Dingle Peninsula
  • Completely made of stone
  • Extremely well preserved and several archeological artefacts are to be found on the grounds
  • In close proximity is Gallarus Castle
Open

Open Year Round

Year round access to the Oratory
, however the visitor centre closes for
 the winter months

Useful Information

ACCESSIBILITY: Restricted access for visitors with disabilties

PARKING: Very limited public parking. Privately
owned car park available for an additional charge

Getting There

10km from Dingle (R559)

Map Location: 52.173794, -10.353060
Contact Gallarus Oratory

Gallurus, Baile na nGall, Co. Kerry, Ireland


Eircode: V92 Y028
T: +353 (0)66 915 5333
E: gallarusoratory@gmail.com
W:
www.heritageireland.ieensouth-westgallarusoratory
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