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Address: Killala, Ireland
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+353 96 70848

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Well preserved tower

An impressive and imposing round tower in an historic village. It is situated beside a 17th century deanery and carparking. You can only get a good photograph or view when you are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2016
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

An impressive and imposing round tower in an historic village. It is situated beside a 17th century deanery and carparking. You can only get a good photograph or view when you are a bit removed from it.

Thank PatOcarson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I could only see the tower from the street, I could not figure out how to get close to it. Maybe a few signs would help.

Thank Michael B
Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

It's a shame there isn't more made of this very good example of a round tower. It is a landmark and draws you to it, but its surroundings are unkempt and there's a ruin of a house in front. Much more could be made of this historically significant and interesting town in general.

Thank CatCymru6
Waterford, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Specifically went via Killala to see Cathedral & round tower. Former closed, latter let down by surroundings, very poor explanatory panels & total lack of welcome to tourists in village. Was anyone even aware of the significance of the village in 1798?

Thank Donal M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The Round Tower in Killala is located in a most incongruous place, with all the land around claimed for other purposes. It would originally have stood in a monastic settlement, which would probably have included the area where the Church of Ireland now stands. The tower was hit by lightning on two occasions, and has been repaired poorly.

Thank Con-Mara
Longford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

In the centre of town, not open internally, interesting story re lightening strike leaving a bulge in the towers side

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

A really nice experience - Kilalla is an interesting fishing port/town that should not be skipped on your tour of The Great Atlantic Way. The details on the history can be viewed on my first photo.

Thank DFD1303
County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

There are 65 so called round towers in Ireland. Like Norman Keeps, Abbeys and Monasteries they form part of the signature that is Ireland's heritage which we share with the world. None is more iconic than the Round Tower. Built totally of stone over a millenium ago they invariably were constructed adjacent to a church. In many instances the churches... More 

1 Thank SirNorman
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Check out the Killala Round Tower, this place has tons of history: About 1,000 years old, the Killala Round Tower is 84 feet high, standing on a 3 foot high plinth with a doorway 11 feet above the ground. Some say that the souterrain in the grounds of the church across the road leads into it. The original monastic foundation... More 

2 Thank dreamscapesgalway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The 12th century Round Tower is right in the middle of KIllala town, and 100 steps from the beautiful St. Patrick's Cathedral with its hidden symbols and dark, dusty souterrain.... a great place to absorb history and step back in time. Killala is a great little town, lovely port, really nice people - and fine pints of the black stuff!

Thank etain123

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