The Gallarus Oratory is one of the finest examples of an Early Christian church in Ireland. The 1,000-year-old dry-stone oratory was built without mortar using a technique known as “corbeling.”
The Gallarus Oratory is one of the most famous landmarks on the Dingle Peninsula and is situated close to Gallarus Castle. The Oratory is completely made of stone and some way it resembles an upturned boat. Various dates have been suggested for its construction but an exact date for same is not available. It is extremely well preserved and several archeological artifacts are to be found on the grounds of the Oratory. The Oratory and grounds are carefully maintained by the OPW.
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