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.
Read about Clondalkin, it origins and history on the South Dublin County History website.
Image copyright of Mr. Thyes Kavanagh
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.