Round Towers

Castledermot, County Kildare 10th-18th centuries

2020-05-04T12:00:54+00:00

site of the earliest known Irish Parliament & The oldest intact stone window in western Europe This small town was originally called 'Diseart Diarmad'; meaning 'Dermot's Hermitage'. This was once a very important [...]

Castledermot, County Kildare 10th-18th centuries2020-05-04T12:00:54+00:00

The Round Tower, Portrane. County Dublin 1844

2020-05-14T08:39:21+00:00

A round tower built for love - not long ago though! This is the Round Tower in Portrane in North County Dublin. Many of the Round Towers in the Fingal region date back [...]

The Round Tower, Portrane. County Dublin 18442020-05-14T08:39:21+00:00

Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge. County Offaly 6th -12th centuries

2020-04-29T17:23:02+00:00

One of Ireland's greatest ecclesiastical centres The monastery of Clonmacnoise was founded by St Ciarán in 546 a.d. and is one of Ireland's most important ecclesiastical centers. St Ciaran was a young preacher [...]

Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge. County Offaly 6th -12th centuries2020-04-29T17:23:02+00:00

St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny City 1285

2020-05-08T07:12:35+00:00

The 2nd longest church in Ireland & The oldest building in Kilkenny St Canice's Cathedral was built between 1202 and 1285 and is the second-longest in Ireland after St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. [...]

St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny City 12852020-05-08T07:12:35+00:00

Meelick Round Tower, Swinford. County Mayo 10th century

2020-05-06T14:04:03+00:00

A 10th century round tower with beautiful views Meelick Round Tower is located in Swinford, co. Mayo. It was built between 923 and 1013 a.d on a monastic site attributed to St. Broccaidh [...]

Meelick Round Tower, Swinford. County Mayo 10th century2020-05-06T14:04:03+00:00