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An Cloigtheach / The Round Tower

 
 
An Cloigtheach / The Round Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
1. An Cloigtheach / The Round Tower Marker
Inscription.  

An Cloigtheach

Mar is léir as a n-ainm bhaintí leas as na foirgnimh seo le clog a bhualadh uathu d'fhonn na manaigh a ghairm chun urnaí. 100 troigh ar airde atá an cloigtheach seo agus bhíodh sé urlár adhmaid ann - táid imithe anois. Tá ceithre fhuinneog ar an urlár uachtair agus ceann amháin ar na hurláir eile. Tá an doras tuairim 12 throigh os cionn na talún agus is cosuil go mbíodh dréimire suas chuige le dul isteach; d'fhéad na daoine a bhí istigh an dréimire a tharraingt aníos ina ndiaidh leis an namhaid a choinneail amuigh. Níl fhios cén leas a bhí sa pholl atá díreach os cionn na talún. Am éigin idir 900 agus 1200 a tógadh an cloigtheach.

The Round Tower

Round towers were the Campaniles or Bell Towers of Early Irish Monasteries and were used to summon the monks to prayer. This tower is 100 feet high and has six floors with wooden landings-now vanished. The top storey has four windows, and the other upper storeys have one each. The door is almost 12 feet above ground and was presumably reached by means of a movable ladder which those inside could pull up after them to prevent an enemy from entering

An Cloigtheach / The Round Tower and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
2. An Cloigtheach / The Round Tower and Marker
the tower. The use of the hole just above ground level is unknown. This Round Tower was probably built some time between 900 and 1200.
 
Erected by Bord Failte Éireann. (Marker Number 833.371.)
 
Location. 53° 0.655′ N, 6° 19.663′ W. Marker is in Glendalough, Leinster, in County Wicklow. Marker and Round Tower are on the Glendalough Monastery grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glendalough, Leinster A98 HC80, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Ardeaglais / The Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); 'Teach na Sagart' / The 'Priest's House' (within shouting distance of this marker); Revd Edward Rowan (within shouting distance of this marker); An Geata / The Gateway (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Kevin's Way (about 120 meters away); Mianach Hero agus Urláir Chóireála / Hero Mine and Dressing Floors (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); Dwyer's Brook (approx. 20.5 kilometers away); The German Military Cemetery, Glencree (approx. 21.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendalough.
 
Also see . . .
1. Glendalough Visitor Centre at Heritage Ireland. (Submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Glendalough at Monastic Ireland. (Submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
An Cloigtheach / The Round Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
3. An Cloigtheach / The Round Tower

3. Glendalough Monastic City. (Submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Glendalough, Ireland: Exploring the Wicklow Mountains (Rick Steves on YouTube). (Submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Irish Round Towers. (Submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. The Round Towers of Ireland. (Submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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