Rattoo Round Tower

Rattoo Round Tower

Rattoo Round Tower, Co Kerry, Ireland

Rattoo Round Tower and church

Rattoo Round Tower and church ruin

Rattoo Round Tower

The round tower stands over 27 metres tall

Drumcliff High Cross

Drumcliff High Cross
Drumcliff High Cross, Co Sligo, Ireland

Drumcliff High Cross
West face of the 9th-10th-century high cross at Drumcliff

Drumcliff High Cross

Drumcliff High Cross
Drumcliff High Cross with the shaft of another high cross and ruin of the round tower in the background

Glendalough Monastic City

St Kevin's Church and the round tower
St Kevin’s Church and Round Tower, Glendalough, Co Wicklow, Ireland

St Kevin's Church and the round tower
St Kevin’s Church and Round Tower, Glendalough

St Kevin's Church
St Kevin’s Church

Glendalough Round Tower
Glendalough Round Tower, Glendalough

Glendalough Round Tower
Glendalough Round Tower, Glendalough

Glendalough Reefert Church and cross
Glendalough Reefert Church and crosses, Glendalough Monastic City

Glendalough Reefert Church and cross
Glendalough Reefert Church and cross, Glendalough Monastic City

Glendalough Reefert Church
Glendalough Reefert Church

Glendalough Reefert Church
Glendalough Reefert Church

Glendalough Cathedral
Glendalough Cathedral

Glendalough Cathedral
Glendalough Cathedral

Glendalough Cathedral
Glendalough Cathedral

Woodlawn House Follies

Woodlawn Tower House folly
Woodlawn Tower House folly and fake entrance

Gothic style wall and arch folly
Gothic style wall and arch folly

Woodlawn entrance folly
Woodlawn fake entrance and Round Tower folly

Woodlawn Round Tower folly
Round Tower folly built circa 1900. Woodlawn, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland

Woodlawn Tower House (Gate House) folly
Gate lodge built circa 1850 in the style of a Tower House

Kells Monastic Site

Kells (Ceanannas Mór) monastery was founded in 554AD by St Columba (St Colmcille).
Kells High Cross
Kells High Cross – The East Cross,  east face

Kells High Cross and Round Tower
Kells High Cross and Round Tower

Kells High Round Tower
Kells Round Tower, 10th century

Kells High Cross - Cross of Patrick and Columba
Kells High Cross – The South Cross aka Cross of Patrick and Columba

Kells High Cross - The West Cross
Kells High Cross – The West Cross, west face

Kells the Market Cross
9th century Kells High Cross – The Market Cross, west face.

Kells the Market Cross
Kells High Cross – The Market Cross, east face

The base of the Market Cross
Kells High Cross – the base of the Market Cross

Spire doorway
Spire doorway. Kells Monastic Site, Co Meath, Ireland

Kilmacduagh Monastery

Kilmacduagh Monastery
Kilmacduagh Monastery, Gort, Co Clare, Ireland

Kilmacduagh Monastery

Kilmacduagh Monastery

Kilmacduagh Monastery

Kilmacduagh Round Tower
Kilmacduagh Round Tower at 34 meters – the tallest round tower in the world

Kilmacduagh Round Tower

Kilmacduagh Monastery

Killala Round Tower

Killala Round Tower
Killala Round Tower, Co Mayo, Ireland

Killala Round Tower

12th century Round Tower – the original monastic settlement probably goes back to the 5th century when St Patrick appointed Muiredach as first bishop of Killala

Killala Round Tower

Castledermot Round Tower and High Crosses

Castledermot Round Tower and High Crosses, Co Kildare, Ireland
Castledermot Round Tower
Castledermot Round Tower and Romanesque arch of earlier church (reconstructed)

Castledermot Southern High Cross
South High Cross, West face

Castledermot Southern High Cross
South High Cross, East face

Castledermot Northern High Cross
North High Cross, East face

Castledermot Northern High Cross
North High Cross, West face

Holed cross stone
Holed cross stone (the swearing stone) – very weathered

Castledermot Viking Hog-back stone
Viking Hog-back stone with weathered diamond pattern on one side and crosses on the other

Castledermot Millstone
Medieval millstone in the graveyard

Timahoe Round Tower

Timahoe Round Tower
Timahoe Round Tower and church ruin, Co Laois, Ireland

Timahoe Round Tower
St. Mochua, founded a monastery here in the 7th century

Timahoe Round Tower
12th century round tower standing 30m high

Taghadoe Round Tower

Taghadoe Round Tower
Taghadoe Round Tower, Co Kildare, Ireland

Taghadoe Round Tower
Taghadoe: Teach Tua (the house of Tua). St. Tua, also called Ultan the silent founded a monastic settlement here in the the 6th Century

Taghadoe Round Tower

Drumcliff (Drumcliffe)

Drumcliff: Round Tower, High Cross, St Columba’s church and WB Yeats grave
Drumcliff Round Tower
Drumcliff Round Tower, Co. Sligo, Ireland (10th-century)

Drumcliff Round Tower

There is a megalithic tomb a short distance from the round tower across the Drumcliff River called Coolbeg Wedge Tomb

Drumcliff Round Tower

Drumcliff High Cross
East face of the 9th-10th-century high cross

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West face of the 9th-10th-century high cross at Drumcliff

Drumcliff Church
St Columba’s, Drumcliff – burial place of WB Yeats

Drumcliff Church doors
Doors of St Columba’s Church emblazoned with bronze swans

WB Yeats Grave
The grave of WB Yeats at Drumcliff

WB Yeats Grave
The grave of William Butler Yeats with Benbulben Mountain in the background

WB Yeats sculpture
Bronze and stone sculpture featuring the words of WB Yeats by sculptor Jackie McKenna.

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

W B Yeats

Near the graveyard at St Columba’s, Drumcliff, Sligo, Ireland, the burial place of Yeats.

Monasterboice Monastic Settlement

Monasterboice High Cross and Round Tower
The Round Tower at Monasterboice, Co Louth, Ireland

Monasterboice, The Tall Cross or West Cross
The Tall Cross or West Cross – The east face

Monasterboice, The Tall Cross or West Cross
The Tall Cross or West Cross – The west face

Muiredach's High Cross
Muiredach’s High Cross – The east face and round tower

Muiredach's High Cross
Muiredach’s High Cross – The east face

Monasterboice, The North Cross
The North Cross – The east face with round tower

Monasterboice, The North Cross
The North Cross – The east face and sundial

Monasterboice, The North Cross
The North Cross – The west face

 

Armoy Round Tower

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Armoy Round Tower, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. The monastery was originally founded in 460 by Saint Olcán

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Armoy Round Tower and St. Patrick Church of Ireland

Antrim Round Tower

Antrim Round Tower
Antrim Round Tower, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Antrim Round Tower
The tower was built around the 10th century – part of an ancient monastic site at Antrim

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