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 Gallarus Oratory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Gallarus Oratory is believed to be an early Christian church located on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland.
Though the building is believed to have been built between the 7th century and 9th century, some believe it could have been built as late as the 12th century because of the Romanesque-style window on its eastern wall.
This small oratory, built without mortar, uses corbel vaulting, a technique developed by Neolithic tomb-makers.
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 Gallarus Castle and Oratory, Ireland
Two miles/three km southwest of Gallarus Castle we come to one of the few castles to have been preserved on the Dingle Peninsula, Gallarus Castle (16th C.: National Monument), a four-story keep with some vaulted rooms.
Shaped like an upturned boat (Gallarus, "strange house"), it has walls over 3ft/1m thick, so carefully constructed, without the use of mortar, that the little chapel (measuring only 15x10ft/4.5x3m) is still watertight after 1,200 years.
The 1,200 year-old Gallarus Oratory on the Dingle Penninsula.
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 Gallarus Oratory - The Dingle Peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gallarus Oratory may date from the 7th or 8th century, though some believe it dates from the 12th century due to presence of a romanesque style window on the eastern wall.
Gallarus is a fine example of a Christian cell.
You will walk in the vicinity of Gallarus oratory on The Dingle Way or you may take a specialised archaeological tour visiting many of the ancient sites of the peninsula.
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 Gallarus Oratory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though the building is believed to have been built between the 6th century and 8th century, some believe it could have been built as late as the 12th century because the east window has a rounded top made of two carved stones (not a true arch).
According to local legend, if a person climbs out of the oratory via the window, their soul will be cleansed,(this is physically impossible as the window is approx.
As early as the 6th century, monastic settlements were built in remote areas of Ireland.
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 10/21/98-Around Smerwick Harbour
Gallarus Oratory is a 1200 year old prayer site and remains in almost perfect condition
Outside the Gallarus Oratory is a cross-inscribed stone
The Gallarus Oratory is a 1200 year-old unmortered stone structure shaped like an upturned boat.
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 The Gallarus Oratory, Kerry County, Ireland
Located on the Ring of Dingle, the stone Gallarus Oratory is an early christian church, dating sometime between the 600's and 1100's AD.
In the vary back of the Gallarus Oratory is the lone window.
Apparently, it is the construction detail of this window that make some authorities believe this is a 12th century church.
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 megalithomania.com - Gallarus Oratory at Gallarus - Oratory - County Kerry
There is a little visitors centre nearby, but you do not have to pay to see the oratory as it stands on a pilgramage route that is a public right of way.
This is probably akin to the early rebirth folklore often attached to holed stones and tombs.
Gallarus Oratory at Gallarus - Oratory - County Kerry
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 Gallarus Oratory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Gallarus Oratory is a fine example of early christian architecture.
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.
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 Self-Catering Cottage Dingle Peninsula Ireland
The old-style traditional cottage is situated near the Gallarus Oratory, Ireland's best-preserved and possibly most-perfect Early Christian church building, dating to about 800 A.D. Gallarus Cottage enjoys spectacular views of Ballydavid Harbour and is surrounded by roaming hills.
Built in 2002, Gallarus Cottage is furnished to a high standard with wooden floors and antique furniture throughout.
Gallarus Cottage is spacious and luxurious, and can sleep 8 people in 4 bedrooms (3 double rooms and 1 twin room with two single beds).
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 Celtic Art and Cultures - Monasticism in Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Gallarus Oratory (house of prayer) is the most perfectly preserved type of drystone oratory built entirely without mortar.
The technique is called corbelling, which is a vault formed by piling rocks in horizontal courses, cantilevered inward until the two walls meet in a pointed arch.
Although the Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry, is exposed to the fierce winds and rains from the Atlantic Ocean, the interior of the Gallarus Oratory is perfectly dry and silent, a testament to the skills of its builders.
www.unc.edu /celtic/topics/monks/gallarus/gallarus.html   (125 words)

  
 Gallarus Oratory, Kilmalkedar and Mount Brandon, Ireland. Travel guide & tourist information by Hostelbookers.com
The single most impressive early Christian monument on the Dingle Peninsula is the Gallarus Oratory, around three miles east of Ballyferriter, signposted off the road to Ballydavid.
The most perfectly preserved of around twenty such oratories in Ireland, it looks almost too good to be true, though apparently it hasn't undergone any great restoration programmes.
Its nave dates from the mid-twelfth century, and the corbelled stone roof was a direct improvement on the structure at Gallarus.
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 Gallarus Oratory Visitor Centre - Dingle Peninsula History
Gallarus Oratory was built between the seventh and eight century and is the best preserved early Christian church in Ireland.
The stones were layed at a slight angle, lower on the outside then the inside to allow water to run off.
You can now visit the centre to find out more information on the Oratory and even relax and watch an interactive audio and visual display on Gallarus Oratory and the surrounding area.
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 The Dingle Peninsula
Gallarus Oratory constitutes one of the greatest examples of Irish stone-building.
The method of stacking flat stones so that the walls move inward as they rise enables the Oratory to shed water, and remain watertight for over a millenia.
Inside, the oratory is dim, with light entering through the low doorway and a window in the rear.
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 Attractions for Visitors to the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
These remains, including the Oratory at Gallarus and the cross stone of Reasc, give evidence of skilled craftsmanship.
It was first used in the late 5th or early 6th centuries, and appears to have continued in use up to the 9th or 10th century.
Gallarus is situated in natural farmland overlooking Smerwick Harbour and exposed to the winds and atlantic weather for over 1200 years.
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 Apostles, Reformers, Celtic Monks (The Prayer Foundation)
Gallarus Oratory (or Gallerus) on the Dingle Peninsula on the western coast of Ireland.
It is the only Oratory that has remained in perfect condition and needed no restoration.
I have stood in Ireland in one of the small stone oratories (the Gallarus Oratory pictured at the top of this page---it's a little chapel barely big enough to hold twelve people) where 1,400 years ago small communities of monks gathered for the reading of the Gospel.
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 Gallarus Oratory- Dingle, Ireland - VirtualTourist.com
You may park your car only on a small car-park next to the oratory, and you have to pay a small fee for the parking.
The entry to Gallarus Oratory and the tiny cemetery around of it is free of charge and also possible any time of the day.
It is the only Oratory that has remained in perfect condition and needs no restoration.
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 Gallar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gallarus Oratory is an example of a small church which was part of a
This worked extremely well (at keeping the walls standing but not all ways the roof up) on a small oratory but as time goes on and the number of Monks increases there was a demand for more space.
The style in which Gallarus was built is unique to Kerry but if memory serves me correctly an example of this style of building can be found in
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Caption: Silhouetted man enters Gallarus Oratory, as seen from outside rear window.
Comments: Gallarus Oratory, an early Christian monastic site, dates from seventh century.
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 megalithomania.com - Gallarus - Grave or Cross Slab - County Kerry
Alongside the oratory is this 1m tall cross slab with a very nice curvey cross carved on it.
Personally I liked this more than the oratory itself, but that is probably due to the newly enforced sterility of the site.
Gallarus - Grave or Cross Slab - County Kerry
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 The Dynamic Duo goes to Ireland, story
The main attraction of the complex is the oratory itself, something of a church, built some 1300 years ago.
Having a whole lot of fun, we somehow lost track of time when visiting the Gallarus oratory, after which Joost had to drive like Michael Shumacher in order to get us back in time for the plane.
Just before the oratory, we also had bumped into the Germans again whom we picked up shortly after leaving the airport.
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 floor of Gallarus Oratory
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 Ireland Page 10 Dingle Peninsula Coast Beehive Huts Tip of the Peninsula Gallarus Oratory Conner Pass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
According to Fodor, there are 414 of these Beehive Huts in just a 3-mile stretch of coast on Dingle Peninsula (between Slea Head and Dunquin).
Gallarus Oratory is a Christian church, 7th or 8th century - still watertight after more than a thousand years!
This stone building is a perfect example of dry rubble masonry (no mortar), made of gritstone from the area and is situated at the south-eastern corner of Smerwich Harbour on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry.
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 Gallarus1
Entrance to Gallarus: note the beehive structure, the corbelled shape, and the fitted stones (all done without any mortar).
Gallarus from the side: the collapse of the wall is evident in this image.
WandL students, and Professor Michael Kissane of the Irish College for the Humanities, outside Gallarus.
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 Pictures of the Dingle Peninsula
The Gallarus Oratory is one of the best conserved remains of early Irish Christianity.
This little church from the 9th Century has withstood the elements since then and still looks like it has been built just yesterday.
These 6th Century beehive huts are even older than the Gallarus Oratory.
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 Gallarus Oratory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The method in which it was built is called corbelling, a method of stone stacking that is also evident in the architecture of the beehive huts on Skellig Michael.
The Gallarus Oratory is located on the Dingle Peninsula.
All Photographs and Text © Copyright 1998-2005 by Scott MacGregor and may not be used,
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 Stock Image of the Ruin of the Gallarus Oratory on the Dingle - Acclaim Stock Photography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stock Image of the Ruin of the Gallarus Oratory on the Dingle - Acclaim Stock Photography
Stock Image of the Ruin of the Gallarus Oratory on the Dingle
Stock Photo Description: Stock image of the ruin of the Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, 1200 years old.
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Gallarus Oratory, an early Christian church in Ireland, is built with corbel vaulting.
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 Gallarus Oratory - Dingle - Reviews of Gallarus Oratory - TripAdvisor
Gallarus Oratory - Dingle - Reviews of Gallarus Oratory - TripAdvisor
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