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Oran Round Tower
 

County

Roscommon

Coordinates

N 53° 40' 25.8"   W 008° 20' 24.6"

Nearest town

Ballymoe

Grid Ref.

M 77568 69379

Map No.

40

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

113

Date of visit

Saturday 7 June 2014

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The stump of the round tower is very short and is crowned by some vegetation.


Only the stump of a round tower survives here, with a height of 3.70 metres and a diameter of about 4.90 metres. There's a breach in the southeast (140°) side of the tower, but it's in bad conditions and it's propped up by a wooden plank which could break down any moment. Inside and around the tower we found working tools and materials and two wheelbarrows.
The lower part of the tower seems to be built from a different type of stone than the rest, the surface is more porous.
The graveyard around the tower contains many old burial markers, the scant remains of a church and two vault tombs.
The St. Patrick's holy well is across the N60.


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