County Galway, Wednesday, 27th July 2022…


‘Church of the son of the black man’


Standing at one hundred and twelve feet high

the round tower here is the tallest in Ireland.



It also leans alarmingly,

as can be clearly seen

from the photograph above.



The ‘miracle’ of its still standing

when all about it has fallen prey to the ravages

of time, or politics, has been attributed to its construction

by the Goban Saor, legendary wonder-smith of the Crafty Folk!

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4 Responses to Kilmacdough…

  1. Tanya Cliff says:

    I visited this site this summer!!! Made me dizzy looking up from the base. Hopefully someone can raise the money to stabilize it. It leans a lot!!! 💚🍀💚

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    Amazing! And built for defense, I assume.

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