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Kilmacduagh Tower

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Not Just a Tower

We just happened upon this amazing place, and I’m glad we did! Kilmacduagh is a monastery founded... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Rexburg, Idaho
Ancient site with round tower in Co. Galway, near Gort

This is a fascinating site that rises in the countryside out of nowhere. It's not too far from Gort... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Maureen O
County Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

We just happened upon this amazing place, and I’m glad we did! Kilmacduagh is a monastery founded in the 7th century, these churches were plundered in the 13th century. The cathedral, along with the church of St. John the Baptist (the middle building) are the...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a fascinating site that rises in the countryside out of nowhere. It's not too far from Gort and has got a number of buildings you can walk around. I was surprised to find a site of this size in relative isolation. It made...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I was driving from Father Ted's house and found this while on the road. I didn't really have time to spend and just walked around taking photos.

Thank nancyhN4304BC
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Kilmacduagh Monastery was an unexpected gem. Our guide shared that this monastery was stripped when Henry the VIII was pillaging churches across the country trying to fund the start-up of the Church of England--seeing the site made this story really come to life because you...More

Thank heykellyc
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Some of the best experiences happen without planning. Driving from Doolin to Portumna Castle I saw this collection of ruins from the road. I wasn't in any way prepared to see these, nor when I got there did I see any attempt to commercialize this...More

Thank dave-at-london
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We decided to take the trip back to Galway from the Cliffs of Moher through the National Park to see some different views and we are so glad we did. We happened upon this gem and we loved walking around the grounds. This is exactly...More

Thank Curtis O
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We were following our GPS which took us on route R460 on our way to the Cliffs of Moher and we stumbled on this beautiful graveyard and monastery ruins. What a wonderful think to see in the turn of the road. There was only one...More

Thank Geralyn K
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Kilmacduagh is an easy side trip along the route from Shannon airport to Galway and was the perfect start to our Ireland vacation. It is only minutes from the main highway and worth the effort to see these splendid ruins. Make sure you instruct the...More

1  Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We rode our motorcycle up to this very interesting property and noticed it was pretty deserted. Just one other family was leaving and a panel van was driving around one of the structures in the distance. Started looking around and reading the sign then ventured...More

1  Thank Krystal D
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing, bearing the history from 7th Century! We visited the place this morning. would be great place for family visit. The route to this monument is kinda long detour! the other problem is that there is no Toilet when you get there.

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November 4, 2017|
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Response from MiguelMaher | Reviewed this property |
The ruins are picturesque. It was interesting to see the remains of five churches all in the same area. I'd suggest reading the history before you go, to appreciate it better. My husband enjoyed the ruins more than I... More
February 15, 2016|
Response from Alex W | Reviewed this property |
Just find your way to Gort, it's not far out of the town. If you take the R460 out of Gort to Corofin, you can't miss it. It's on your right. Well worth a visit