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01 July 2013

10th C. – Antrim Round Tower, Co. Antrim

Described as one of the most perfect of the round towers of Ireland, 93 feet high and 50 feet in circumference at the base. The 28metre tall tower was built around the 10th...

03 October 2012

9th C. Round Tower, Swords, Co. Dublin

All that remains of a 14th century church is the square belfry. The site of the old church being rebuilt upon by the Church of Ireland in 1811. Closeby is a 9th century...

26 February 2012

1847 – Church and Tower, Lusk, Co. Dublin

Architect: An historic site with various architectural layers from the early 9th century, incorporated into a 15th century tower, and a later church. The round tower stands 27m high with conical cap. The...

27 September 2011

9th Century Round Tower at Turlough, Co. Mayo

A well preserved round tower, now a National Monument. Not as tall as other examples, it has a round headed doorway, and flat and gable headed windows. The church alongside is 18th century...

15 June 2010

10th C. – Round Tower, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

A very good example of a Round Tower with a height of 110 feet in height and with the door about 10 feet above the ground. The conical roof was rebuilt in the...

22 January 2010

776 – Round Tower, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin

Well preserved 8th century round tower that acts as a focal point for the area. Acknowledged as one of the oldest and best preserved in the country, it is 84 feet high and...

08 January 2010

10th C. – Grangefertagh Round Tower, Co. Kilkenny

The monastery at Grangefertagh (or just Fertagh), Co Kilkenny was probably founded by St Ciaran of Seir in the 6th century. The site was raided by Vikings in 861 and in 1156 the...

06 January 2010

980c – Round Tower, Monasterboice, Co. Louth

The round tower of the abbey founded in the 10th century is still standing although without its cap (conical roof). Even so, it is over eighty feet tall. Burned in 1097 when it...