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Address: Ballyduff, Tralee, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-712-1288

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I live in Kerry and was exploring monastic sites further. Love the Irish round towers and this one is clearly visible from the main road in the flat countryside. What a perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Kerry
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I live in Kerry and was exploring monastic sites further. Love the Irish round towers and this one is clearly visible from the main road in the flat countryside. What a perfect defence system from attack.... see the enemy coming and into the tower and up... to be safe and in a supreme position to defend and attack,. The top... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This round tower is one of the finest examples of its type in Ireland,currently being renovated it is well worth a visit ,the graveyard alongside is well maintained by a dedicated group of local people .The Church that was beside the tower was moved to Ballybunnion long time ago and serves as a library

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Been here a few times , this time I noticed that they where repointing and a general clean up , which looked unsteady ,this makes me wonder how they built it back in the days where scaffolding didn't exist I just dread to think , the little grave yard at the Carpark was interesting to with the house looking tombs... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I never knew there was one here. We stopped by to see it and it is in amazing shape. The monastery is cool to see and the round tower is well preserved. They are currently working on it but it was a pleasure to stop by. It had scaffolding on it the day we were there, I can only imagine... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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134 reviews 134 reviews
52 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Rattoo Round Tower is one of those little gems tucked away down a long, narrow lane. It is dry stone construction, and my wife and I wanted our Granddaughter to see it. Imagine our surprise when we got there and the tower was surrounded by scaffolding top to bottom and the gates locked. I suppose this means there will now... More 

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Ballyheigue, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Easy to miss, as the single sign to it is often turned sideways by wind or local imps. Take a left down a long single lane road about a mile South of Ballyduff's town edge on the Tralee Road.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Worth a visit just to see the famous Sile na Gig (I am not sure oif that is the right spelling!)

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Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2009

The Rattoo Round tower is a fantastic seane no matter what season! The tall tower is one of Irelands main historic features! You will get great pictures of the tower and enjoy the lovely countryside around it.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2008

If you're on the Dingle Peninsula, and have stopped off to see Ardfert, you may as well stop here and have a look at a Monastic Round Tower. There aren't all that many left to be seen - and this one is a perfect example and is worth hunting down. There is a small sign pointing off the main road... More 

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