The Oratory

Photo: Tim Carey

The Oratory

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Sunday 15 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

The Oratory is a hidden gem of Celtic Revival Art by Sister Concepta Lynch. Starting in 1920, this masterpiece wasn't completed until 1936 and is regarded as one of the finest works of Irish Art in the first half of the 20th century. The Oratory was decorated around a statue of The Sacred Heart of Jesus, dedicated to Dún Laoghaire by the town of Flanders, to commemorate the many local Irish men who fought in Flanders during the First World War.

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

Designed by: Sister Concepta Lynch
Building Date: 1920-1936
Location: Library Road, Dun Laoighaire, Co Dublin

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