05 March 2012

Gallarus Oratory

The Gallarus Oratory, on the Dingle peninsula, Co Kerry, Ireland. It is not exactly certain when this building was erected (perhaps 9th Century) but it is almost certainly the oldest intact building in Ireland

12 comments:

CherryPie said...

That is a really interesting structure. The photo works well in B&W.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Cherie!

susan said...

My granddad was a north country stone mason. I'm sure he would have been pleased to have seen this magnificent example.

Stan said...

Looks like superb stonework. That it has survived so long tells its own story.

jams o donnell said...

I bet he would have loved it Susan

It certainly does Stan

nursemyra said...

impressive

Sean Jeating said...

One of those places, I'd not miss to visit when visiting Ireland.
So far, I was lucky.
It's a wonderful place ... as long as there are no tourists around.

jams o donnell said...

It is very impressive Nursie,

Aye that;s true... who wants damn tourists around!

Sean Jeating said...

Ha ha ...

jams o donnell said...

Indeed!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Ouch! I been there. Yeah, tourists are a pain, I have to agree ;-)

jams o donnell said...

Saving thee, me and Sean of course!