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Rattoo Round Tower

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Ancient tower, church ruins, and small graveyard preserved for all

It is worth the small effort needed to seek out this ancient tower adjacent to the ruins of a small... read more

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Lovely little spot worth a detour to check out, we enjoy visiting when we're over and there's room... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Lixnaw, Ireland
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“Ancient tower, church ruins, and small graveyard preserved for all”
6 Oct 2017
“Ratoo round tower”
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is worth the small effort needed to seek out this ancient tower adjacent to the ruins of a small church and graveyard which have been recently preserved. When we visited on August 22, work was still underway on the tower, but the small church...More

Thank Ann1989
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Actually a nice site but the tower as well as the surrounding were closed because of building constructions. The old monastery is beautiful and just nearby.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely little spot worth a detour to check out, we enjoy visiting when we're over and there's room to park up and get out for a look.

Thank perirose10
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

we were curious so took a visit to the tower . It stands over a small graveyard . The burials are both old and some new ones. The tower has been restored and is quite amazing. Worth a visit

1  Thank unkybuck
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My daughter and I visited this wonderful round tower on a beautiful winters day in Jan 2017. It was more like a summers day and the experience is one that all of us should enjoy. Visit as soon as you can.

Thank K3519XNseanh
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Great tower renovations all complete now , don't pass this place , love the graveyard too , when you look up it makes you think how it was completed, but it's a fine piece of architecture .

1  Thank binflynn1
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Great historical site but very few visitors when we went. As good as the best round towers in Glendaloch.

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 22 June 2015

super example of tower in north kerry....close to tralee...close to abbeydorney.....very close to ballyduff..listowel..ballybunion... lovely setting.....brings out the best in modern man or woman....call and see for yourself.................worth the drive anyday....

1  Thank tomhannon
Reviewed 15 May 2015

This is a wonderful example of a Round Tower being lovingly restored by a group of hardy stonemasons. The wind was biting on the day I visited, it must have been even worse working higher up, but stone by stone, the work is being done....More

3  Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 11 April 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...More

2  Thank RoseMarigold77
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