St Columba's Norman Tower, Swords

Map Reference: O179468 (3179, 2468)

Location: In the Church of Ireland graveyard between the church and the Round Tower

Although it is called the Norman Tower it may may be no earlier than 14th century. There are two entrances. The larger doorway leads to the ground floor which is below the present ground level of the churchyard.

The smaller doorway leads to the spiral stairway which is housed partly within a projecting corner turret. This gives access to the upper levels of the tower. It houses a small exhibition at the lower levels and the clock and bells at the higher levels. At the top there are curved battlements.

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