Saints and Stones: St. Manchan's Oratory (Teampall Mhanachain)
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On the slope of a hill with a view overlooking Dingle Harbor are the oratory and grave of St. Manchan, which date sometime between the 7th and 9th Centuries.

Known as both Teampall Mhanachain and Teampall Geal ("the white or bright church"), it is very similar in design and construction to Gallarus Oratory. The well-preserved oratory is as high as nine feet. There are several cross-inscribed boulders and small slabs standing in the burial ground and in front of the oratory is a large ogham-inscribed pillar that has both ogham and Latin inscriptions.

About St. Manchan's Oratory (Teampall Mhanachain)

CISP: Ballymorereagh
Ireland's Dingle Peninsula: Ventry
Wikipedia: St. Manchan

Journey to St. Manchan's Oratory (Teampall Mhanachain)

St. Manchan's Oratory (Teampall Mhanachain) is located on a minor road off the R559 from the village of Ventry on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland.

Ordnance Survey Map (Q4002 approx.)

Visitors Information

Visitors information and general tourist information may be found at the Dingle Peninsula Tourism website.

Additional Photos of St. Manchan's Oratory (Teampall Mhanachain)

Stone Sign for Teampall Geal, Another Name for St. Manchan's Oratory
Approaching St. Manchan's Oratory
Descriptive Sign at St. Manchan's Oratory
St. Manchan's Oratory
Interior of St. Manchan's Oratory
Cross-Inscribed Slab Inside St. Manchan's Oratory
Ogham-Inscribed Pillar in Front of St. Manchan's Oratory
Ogham-Inscribed Pillar Outside St. Manchan's Oratory
Cross-Inscribed Stone Near St. Manchan's Oratory

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