The Round Tower in Clondalkin is reported to be the oldest, slenderest, best preserved Round Tower in existence in Ireland today. The Medieval Round Tower marks the site of the monastic settlement founded by Saint Crónán in the 7th Century AD. Today, the Round Tower is a national monument in the care of the Office of Public Works. The surrounding lands on the periphery of the site are owned by South Dublin County Council.
Image copyright of Mr. Thyes Kavanagh
The third annual walk on the Grand Canal linking the shared heritage of Clondalkin's Round Tower and the Tea Lane Graveyard in Celbridge takes place on Sunday 6th August at 3pm.
The walk route is along the ancient Slí Mhór, meeting walkers from Celbridge at Gulliarstown Bridge.
Registration takes place between 2.15 - 2.45pm outside the Civic Offices opposite the Garda Station in Clondalkin and costs €5.00 with all proceeds going towards St Johns Church Restoration Fund.
Please check the weather forecast for the day and wear suitable clothing, and don't forget to bring water and snacks!
All walkers will receive a Slí Passport which will be stamped at various points along the 14km route.
Looking forward to seeing you on the day!
Hosted by the Clondalkin Round Tower Heritage Group
Rally Round the Tower is a community organisation whose primary aim is to preserve and promote the Round Tower site as a local amenity, a tourist attraction and as an educational and cultural resource. Rally Round the Tower works, in conjunction with public bodies and local organisations, to safeguard the tower site for future generations of Irish people and visitors alike.
We also work to promote the Clondalkin Round Tower both locally and nationally. This is achieved by raising awareness of the history of the tower itself and the important monastery of which it formed a part.