Round Tower Kilmakchua

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About 65 round towers are known in various locations throughout Ireland. However, their origin and destination for sure still not known. Among the various hypotheses have suggested that they were used as the bell tower, or for protection against attacks of enemies. Among these towers highlights the round tower Kilmakchua Burren in County Clare, as everything else, it is the tallest in Ireland: its height is 34.5 meters.

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1. Round Tower Kilmakchua rises more than 800 years on the site of the old monastery. From the monastery for a long time nothing was left, and the tower itself is in perfect condition, it is staggering.

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2. Round Tower Kilmakchua stands in terms of its status, location and altitude. Rope ladder is still the only way to get to the door, located at a height of 8 meters above the ground. Regardless of the purpose of the building, the builders have fulfilled their task: the tower survived nearly 1,000 years after it was built, despite the fact that it is obviously not just been attacked by enemies

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3. Located in the village cemetery, a round tower Kilmakchua – it is a spiritual place of contemplation and silence. Karst landscape of County Clare Burren contributes to this. Limestone stone used for the buildings, adding scenic spots, and may be the reason that the ruins still stand to this day.

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