Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dingle's Beehive Huts & the Gallarus Oratory

One of our stops along the road was Caher Conon, a collection of five beehive-shaped huts surrounded by a defensive wall. They date from ancient times and were inhabited until around 1200 AD, essentially enclosed farmsteads from the early Christian period in Ireland. Our welcoming committee:

The Gallarus Oratory, probably built between the 6th and 9th centuries AD, is an exquisite cut-stone chapel built in the shape of an upturned boat, only about 10' x 15' on the interior.

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