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Rattoo Round Tower

Ballyduff, Tralee, Ireland
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Ranked #15 of 37 Attractions in Tralee
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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36 helpful votes 36 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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21 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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