Gallarus Oratory

The Gallarus Oratory is a fine example of early christian architecture.  It was built around 800 to 1200 AD and is entirely built of dry stones, seen here, but is still waterproof inside.  It measures only 10ft by 15 ft inside.  The door is in the west side and is only 5ft 6inches high.  In the opposite end wall is a window.  Oratories such as this were often part of monastic settlements but it is very rare that the roof has not fallen in.

It is based a mile inland from Smerwick Harbour near the tip of the Dingle Peninsular.  

On the Dingle Peninsula

The Conor Pass

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