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MotherGoose2011 wrote a review Oct 2020
Nurney, Ireland62 contributions26 helpful votes
We were staying locally so walked around the Round Tower, it’s well signposted, and plenty of info on the site.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ana L wrote a review Jul 2019
Navan, Ireland2,683 contributions1,026 helpful votes
There are also some high crosses worth to visit. The graveyard is quite nice, and the friary on the other side of the street should not be missed. A nice trail connects these 2 sites.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Bozeman-Dublin wrote a review Jun 2019
Trim, Ireland7,992 contributions3,089 helpful votes
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The Castledermot Round Tower is set in a leafy churchyard and graveyard just off the main street of the town. The round tower is one of the finest in Ireland and the monastic complex dates from the 9th century. It eas obce the monastery's bell tower and it's unusual in that its doorway is not very far from the ground and it stands on the north side of what was once the monastery as opposed to the usual which would have been to the west. It cannt be climbed however so you'll have to be content with admiring it from its base. I was a bit disappointed to see that it is joined to the church. What I mean is, why on earth was it ever allowed to deprive this majestic round tower of its free standing status? Although it does take from it in my opinion, it certainly doesn't ruin the experience and the tower is still resplendent and well worth a visit. The 8th century high crosses there are beautifully intricate and stunningly well preserved. There is the base of a third but the two that stand on either side of the church are worth the trip in themselves. There is also a beautifully reconstructed Romanesque entrance arch as you enter the complex in front of the church. All told, a gem of a place and totally free to visit. Well worth your time.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Leigh Ann S wrote a review May 2018
Atlanta, Georgia136 contributions26 helpful votes
We love to find some of the small, special places that make other cities and countries so special. This is definitely one of those finds. Sadly we stopped by after hours and were unable to take the guided tour, but there were strategically placed informational markers that helped us understand the historical value of this lovely site.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Almostgreynomad wrote a review Feb 2018
Sydney, Australia684 contributions252 helpful votes
In this little churchyard, you can see : • A Romanesque arch • Two high crosses • a stone with a hole ... maybe a 'swearing stone' • A round tower • Ireland's only 'hog back' burial stone .... Heaps of ancient antiquities - all just within a two minute walk !
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Date of experience: February 2018
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