The beehive huts on the Dingle peninsula on the Western coast of Ireland were early Christian monastic hermitages where people escaped the dangers of the material world to contemplate the spiritual one.

I am sure that the empty housing developments all around this Western area are now available cheap for any one who wishes to do the same. Perhaps the next G20 meeting should be held here.

The Gallarus Oratory on the Dingle peninsula at the top of the picture is a little chapel barely big enough to hold twelve people.
1,400 years ago small communities of monks gathered for the reading of the Gospel.
It is the only Oratory that has remained in perfect condition and has needed no restoration.

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