A major site on the Dingle Peninsula

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by NiceGinna on June 23, 2011

When driving on the Dingle Peninsula, a prime target was the Gallarus Oratory. This stone building was built without mortar in about 800 AD using corbel vaulting wherein each layer of rock is overlapped a bit to the inside of the building, forming an arch. Some say it is shaped like an upturned boat. Entry to the site is free and there is even a docent to give you an idea of what the building was for. It's a bit difficult to find - not well marked at all - but worth the effort.
Gallarus Oratory
Dingle Peninsula
Kerry, Ireland


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