Gallarus

Gallarus

Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry, Ireland.

The Gallarus Oratory (Irish: Séipéilín Ghallarais, literally “The Church of the Place of the Foreigners”) is believed to be an early Christian church, built between the 6th century and 9th century, located on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland.
The oratory overlooks the harbour at Ard na Caithne (formerly also called Smerwick) on the Dingle Peninsula.
The oratory is built of large cut stones from the Dingle Beds of the Upper Silurian Old Red Sandstone.

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