Kilmacduagh Tower

Kilmacduagh Tower, Gort

Kilmacduagh Tower
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
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Livinit.lovinit
Dublin, Ireland544 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
We happened to stumble upon Kilmacduagh Abbey by chance. Glad we did though - it’s an interesting place to explore and appreciate. If your heading to Galway or in the area, check it our - it’s a fairly quick stop.
Written December 28, 2021
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Conor O
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
Aug 2021
We were luck enough to visit on a sunny day, the round tower, monastic ruins & graveyard are in a wonderfully peaceful & quiet location, and are well worth a visit.
Written September 5, 2021
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rubylass
cork127 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We stumbled on this when we took a wrong turn and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Galway. It is off the beaten track but well worth a visit. There is ample parking and all is free. There is an information board but apart from that you are free to amble around the many ruins from long long ago. As we approached the beautiful tower sticks out because of its height but also the fact that it is clearly leaning. Ireland’s very own leaning tower and having lived in Ireland for almost 40 years I had never before heard of it. It is still used today as a graveyard but locals seemed very happy for us to roam around. There are no facilities at all apart from the car park but that adds to its beauty as we had the whole place to ourselves and the kids loved running around. I would recommend anyone to add this to their itinerary if in Galway.
Written July 19, 2020
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Galway Walks - Walking Tours of Galway
Galway, Ireland92 contributions
Jan 2020
Just three miles west of the busy market town of Gort, in County Galway, the ruined medieval abbey complex of Kilmacduagh is breath-takingly beautiful. The church ruins and the slightly leaning round tower are back-dropped by the stark and stony mountains of the Burren. Hard to imagine the buildings date to the 8th century ad. Set in a quiet, rural landscape, this site is both historic and inspiring. Well worth a trip, bring the kids and your camera. And it's free. Just a half hour from Galway and maybe an hour from Shannon airport.
Written January 19, 2020
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swtraveler15
Springfield, MA1,552 contributions
Oct 2019
While Kilmacduagh may not be on everyone's list of must sees in Ireland, it was on mine and I am definitely glad we made the trek there. It is very impressive to see as there are five ruins of buildings but also a wide variety of Celtic crosses and a magnificent round tower. The sheer size of this tower is worth seeing. As we were leaving the site, a full rainbow appeared in the sky making the day even more magical.
Very enjoyable visit.
Written November 2, 2019
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,832 contributions
Aug 2019
Kilmacduagh 13th century Augustinian Abbey is on the Burren and has the largest round tower in Ireland. It is huge - have a look at the size of the stones near the base. it is from the 13th century and look at how high the first doorway is. This was where the monks went by ladder to escape raiders. But look more closely and you will see that it is leaning about 2 metres. Yep, that is right - we have found the leaning tower of Ireland. The ruins here are fascinating and unexploited. It is open 24/7 and has no toliet or other facilties.
Written October 18, 2019
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Suzanne O
West Chester, PA111 contributions
Sep 2019
My brother told me about this place and it was on our way to Westport so we decided to stop by. There were only three other people there so we had the place to ourselves. An informative story board educated you as to what you were looking at. The round tower is quite impressive. Peaceful, serene, and beautiful. It's not too far off the beaten path, I would recommend stopping by.
Written September 22, 2019
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Maureen
County Galway, Ireland159 contributions
Jul 2019
Ireland's highest round tower is part of this historical site which is comprised of a number of interesting ruins. I had no idea it even existed - I found out about it by chance but we have since visited a few times and it's ethereal, the way in which it rises out of the landscape as you approach it.
Written September 10, 2019
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Susanne F
Konstanz659 contributions
Jul 2019
We found this graveyard coinidentally. This is a beautiful ancient place. Great for pictures. The church ruins, the tower, the graves, all are pitoresque.
Written September 8, 2019
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Aug 2019
Might not be so easy to find, but it is definitely worth to look for it. It is not so impressive as Clonmacnoise, but if you are on your way to Galway, I would recommend a stop there. Not busy at all, so you can enjoy the site freely :)
Written August 26, 2019
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