The Oratory

Photo: Tim Carey

The Oratory

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Sunday 16 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

This small space is a hidden gem of Celtic Revival art. It was painted by Sister Concepta Lynch, who began the work in 1920 and completed it in 1936. The oratory was built at the end of World War I at the Dominican Convent, and has been preserved for its artistic significance. Interior surfaces are hand painted with intricate detail, combining flora and fauna, Celtic crosses and knot work to remarkable effect. In addition, there are several stained glass windows by Harry Clarke.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Wheelchair Access. Photography is not allowed on this tour.

Designed by: Unknown / DLR Architects Department / OPW
Building Date: 1920-36
Location: Library Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin