Round Tower

Drumcliff Round Tower

Wakeman did two illustrations of Sligo's only surviving round tower and both show large cracks at the front and rear of the tower. The round tower was a symbol of the monastery's importance and was used as a bell tower, not as a place of refuge. It was recorded as having being struck by lightening and damaged in 1396 AD.

It had partially collapsed prior to Wakeman's drawing and the stones were used to construct the bridge over the Drumcliff River. The Office of Public Works have repaired and stabilised the remains of the tower.


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