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A little hidden gem in the heart of Dun Laoghaire

This little oratory is well worth a visit, situated on Library Rd. in Dun Laoghaire. It has a... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Dublin, Ireland
A little gem!

This was a place I meant to visit for some time and the Open House weekend provided the opportunity... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
County Dublin, Ireland
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Marine Road | Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

This little oratory is well worth a visit, situated on Library Rd. in Dun Laoghaire. It has a preservation order on it and thankfully wasn't demolished when the Bloomfield shopping Centre was built on the grounds of the Dominican Convent. Check it out and admire...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cruisecatherine
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This was a place I meant to visit for some time and the Open House weekend provided the opportunity to do so. It is a truly exceptional hidden treasure. Measuring 20 ft by 12 ft, the oratory walls and ceilings are covered with designs and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank RWB20152015
Reviewed 24 May 2018

I have always wanted to visit the Oratory as I had heard so much about it. However, it is only open to the public at specific times of the year. Recently I had the pleasure of visiting this tiny chapel which is a hidden gem...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank aecmorgan
Reviewed 15 February 2018

I took part in a Winter of Heritage Tour of the Oratory and was amazed, not just by the artistry in the building, but, also by the history of Lily Lynch. I am surprised that this little gem is not better known.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Emily G
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

This is def. a must see. Wonderful art history on our door step. I can't believe I pass by hundreds of times and didn't know it was there. Beautiful paintings, like the book of kells,

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is a very special Oratory in Dun Laoghaire. It is beautifully decorated and Sr Concepta's art will thrill any artist. Most poignantly the chapel was built as a memorial to Irish lads who died in France during WW1. A French village gave a statue...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Recently, I took a Summer of Heritage tour of this oratory to see the beautiful paintings that were drawn by Sr. Concepta Lynch nearly a century ago. It is amazing.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Prepare to be amazed. The guide was really knowledgeable on the history of the oratory and the art contained. Unfortunately tours of the oratory are only available at particular times. The tour is free and takes about 45 minutes. Only 15 are allowed at a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank elmsoft
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Found this during Dun Laoghaire Heritage Week. Never kinew it existed. A work of love by a nun - a tiny oratory with murals and a most wonderful guide. A fascinating experience. Think it is open just a few times a year so you would...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank annemS6511WD
Reviewed 25 August 2016

small and breath taking, you have to visit, a work of art, the movie before the tour was interesting to me, im from the area and never knew it existed

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank marie w
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21 August 2018|
Response from RWB20152015 | Reviewed this property |
The oratory has very limited opening hours. I suggest you phone the number on the website to check out the openings as I think they dont have regular opening hours. R
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Response from Rachel B | Reviewed this property |
I went to a tour on Sunday as part of The Summer of Heritage Programme which ends on Sept 2nd so check the brochure