Edge Cases: Structures - Niall Murphy
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Gentle Gallarus

Gentle Gallarus

Gallarus Oratory is a rather mysterious dry-stone building on the Dingle peninsula, which is perhaps a thousand years old. It has been variously identified as a Christian church, a shelter for pilgrims, and a private funerary chapel. No-one really seems to know, and initial cuttings have not revealed definitive information about either period of construction, or reason for use. It is amazingly well-constructed, with the stones being very carefully lined up to produce the solid wall effect you see.

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