Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Oughterard Round Tower

The Round Tower is over 10 meters high and has a narrow round-headed doorway.
The site is said to date back to an old monastery which was founded here in the 6th century.
The Church which is beside the tower is said to have been built in 1609, but may be earlier.
It has an intact east window and partially preserved barrel-vaulting.
This is a great site with a graveyard that is kept superb all year round.
Oughterard is located only a short drive from the N7, parking is not great I parked on the road beside the graveyard.