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.
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.
Open Year Round
Year round access to the Oratory , however the visitor centre closes for the winter months
ACCESSIBILITY: Restricted access for visitors with disabilties
PARKING: Very limited public parking. Privately owned car park available for an additional charge
10km from Dingle (R559)
Gallurus, Baile na nGall, Co. Kerry, Ireland
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