Gallarus Oratory County Kerry, Ireland

Gallarus Oratory
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This beautifully simple stone church was built and used by local farmers of the area at an early date, estimates of which generally range from the 6th century to the 9th century.

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Gallarus Oratory
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Gallarus Oratory
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Seipeilín Gallaruis
52.172695° N, 10.349615° W  (map)
Smerwick Harbour
County Kerry, Ireland
County Kerry Munster, Ireland
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Munster Ireland
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  • Jan commented on September 22, 2013:

    A perfectly preserved specimen of early religious culture. The architecture is impressive and still functional after all that time, be it over or a little under a thousand years. The facilities are basic, but the staff were very kind, and it is well worth a short visit if in the area, which is beautiful in all.