Home

Who
What
Where
When
Why
Taghadoe Round Tower
 

County

Kildare

Coordinates

N 53° 21' 11.3"   W 006° 36' 46.8"

Nearest town

Maynooth

Grid Ref.

N 92408 34526

Map No.

50

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

62

Date of visit

Monday 24 May 2010

GPS Accuracy (m)

6
Show Google Map              Show Monuments in the area

    
    
  
PREVIOUS      NEXT
The round tower and the church seen from the gate of the fence.


In a country area with a strong smell of manure there's a fenced field in which there are a church and a round tower.
The church measures 16 metres by 10 metres and has four crenellated turrets, one on each corner. On each of the longer sides there are two tall and narrow windows at 2.50 metres from the ground. On each of the shorter sides of the building there are two squarish windows at about 3 metres from the ground.
The round tower is 3 metres southwest from the church, has a doorway at about 4 metres from the ground on the southeast side. The tower has a diameter of a little less than 6 metres and it seemes to be truncated in the upper section, even if I think only a minor length is missing, since all the four windows are present.
The inside of the church is completely bare, with no ornaments, carvings or other details.
No information is given, the only sign is the Fógra one.


Browse by Monument Type
Browse by County
Browse by Date of Visit
Browse by Map Number

A-Z List

Clickable Counties
Clickable OS Maps Grid

Find a Map

Multimap

The days before GPS

The Stones in the Movies

Glossary
Links
Guestbook
FAQ

What's NEW?


Search


Site view counter: 7431139

Copyright © 2003-2018 Antonio D'Imperio
All the photos, the graphics and the texts on this website are automatically copyrighted to me under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 1886. Any violation of the copyright will be pursued according to the applicable laws.

info@irishstones.org

Powered by AxeCMS/CustomEngine(V0.25.00 build 999) by Sergio "Axeman" Lorenzetti. (C) 2009-2015

counter