Old Kilcullen

Map Reference: N829070 (2829, 2070)

In the graveyard at Old Kilcullen is the stump of a Round Tower.

It is about 10m high and has a round-headed doorway. The doorway is less than 2m above ground level and about 1.7m high. Beside it is part of the shaft of a decorated High Cross.

On the east face are the Twelve Apostles in three groups. On the north face one of the panels shows MacTail, Son of Adze, founder of Kilcullen, with crozier, bell and book, smiting the enemy.

The south face shows panels of ornament. One of the panels on the west face possibly shows the Flight into Egypt. The cross may date from the 9th century.

Nearby is the plain shaft of another cross and the base of a third. There is also the low ruin of a nave-and-chancel church.

For details of other Round Towers click on the links below

Antrim, Co Antrim Armoy, Co Antrim St Mullin’s, Co Carlow Drumlane, Co Cavan Drumcliff, Co Clare Dysert O’Dea, Co Clare Cloyne, Co Cork Kinneigh, Co Cork Tory Island, Co Donegal Drumbo, Co Down Maghera, Co Down Nendrum, Co Down Lusk, Co Dublin Swords, Co Dublin Devenish, Co Fermanagh Kilbennan, Co Galway Kilmacduagh, Co Galway Roscam, Co Galway Aghadoe, Co Kerry Ratoo, Co Kerry Castledermott, Co Kildare Kildare, Co Kildare Oughterard, Co Kildare Taghadoe, Co Kildare Aghaviller, Co Kilkenny Grangefertagh, Co Kilkenny Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny Kilree, Co Kilkenny Tullaherin, Co Kilkenny Timahoe, Co Laois Kilmallock, Co Limerick Dromiskin, Co Louth Monasterboice, Co Louth Aghagower, Co Mayo Balla, Co Mayo Killala, Co Mayo Meelick, Co Mayo Turlough, Co Mayo Donaghmore, Co Meath Kells, Co Meath Clones, Co Monaghan Clonmacnois, Co Offaly Boyle, Co Roscommon Oran, Co Roscommon Drumcliffe, Co Sligo Cashel, Co Tipperary Roscrea, Co Tipperary Ardmore, Co Waterford Glendalough, Co Wicklow

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