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Kilmacduagh Tower

Gort, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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Beautiful ruins - not too crowded

Kilmacduagh is off the regular bus route, so you're not inundated with crowds. This is one of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SeanPOM
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Florida
A “WOW” at this Historical Sight

I get such an appreciation of the past when you see these enormous solid stone structures still... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathy G
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Dallas, Texas
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“church ruins” (3 reviews)
“high crosses” (2 reviews)
“burren area” (2 reviews)
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Gort, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kilmacduagh is off the regular bus route, so you're not inundated with crowds. This is one of the few towers still standing in Ireland and is situated on the outskirts of the Burren. The ruins of the church and related buildings are well preserved. Stop...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I get such an appreciation of the past when you see these enormous solid stone structures still standing. It’s a quiet place. You have access to look at all the buildings there. There were just a few people milling around. Your imagination wonders to what...More

Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

These ruins are marvelous, the best we have seen in Ireland, and with an impact rating close to the Forum in Rome. They seem to suddenly appear out of nowhere as you drive from Gort to Corofin along the open, eastern barren hills of Burren...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I had long heard of this place and seen many beautiful pictures. It did not disappoint. A site of such historical history. It is very close to the Burren so you can see both. Another beautiful out of the way place that is worth the...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Amazing natural beauty, unique architectural style. Huge history and ledgen. For sure it worths a visit there.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Perfect place for an absolute amazing bonding moment with tour guide, God, and others. Absolutely beautiful, and an absolute must go to if you've never been to Ireland

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Kilmacduagh round tower is located about 5 km south-west from the town of Gort Co Galway. It’s about 34 meters high and as such it is the tallest round tower in Ireland. The tower tilts out of the perpendicular and this feature can be seen...More

3  Thank Inscribe
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Less famous than Clonmacnoise (also a recommended stop), Kilmacduagh Abbey is Spectacular! At the northern end of the Burren, Kilmacduagh's ruins are lovely and atmospheric. The round tower is the tallest in Ireland at 113 ft. and it is leaning over 3 feet from vertical....More

2  Thank PJ C
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I’m local to the area and I visit every few years. I made this trip out specially to capture the winter soft sunset. Wonderful place.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Although it is not one of the more advertised monastic sites in Ireland, it is still worth visiting. No guided tours were available during our visit, but you can purchase a booklet describing the layout and history of the site from the B&B directly across...More

1  Thank James M
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joannebateman2
4 November 2017|
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Response from MiguelMaher | Reviewed this property |
The ruins are picturesque. It was interesting to see the remains of five churches all in the same area. I'd suggest reading the history before you go, to appreciate it better. My husband enjoyed the ruins more than I... More
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Response from Alex W | Reviewed this property |
Just find your way to Gort, it's not far out of the town. If you take the R460 out of Gort to Corofin, you can't miss it. It's on your right. Well worth a visit
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