O0631 : Clondalkin Round Tower

taken 13 years ago, near to Clondalkin, Belgard and Ballymount, Dublin, Ireland

Clondalkin Round Tower
Clondalkin Round Tower
Towers such as this served as bell-towers and places of refuge between the 10th and 12th centuries. Clondalkin Round Tower is 84 feet high and retains its original cap. The outside stairs may also be possibly original. The tower stands on the site of a monastery founded by St Cronan or Mochua in the 7th century and which was plundered by the Vikings in 832 and burned in 1071.

(Text taken from the plaque erected by the Office of Public Works, Dublin, on the tower itself.)
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Wednesday, 21 May, 2008   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 21 May, 2008
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Round tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 069 314 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.3385N 6:23.7720W
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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