A tall, well constructed round tower, built principally from local limestone but with some sandstone detailing around the doorway.
The monastery is said to be a Patrician foundation. Some restoration work was carried out on the tower in 1841 by a local landowner. Part of the cap of the tower was replaced by the Board of Works in 1871 when the monuments at the site came under their care.
|d. at base||1.58m|
|d. at springing of arch||1.06m|
|w. at base||0.67m|
|w. at springing of arch||0.61m|
44th Report of the Commissioners of Public Works
Barrow, L., The Round Towers of Ireland (Dublin, 1979) 162-66
Champneys, A., The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland (Dulin, 1911) 48, 59, 236
Petrie, G., The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland (Dublin, 1845) 404-5
Wilde, W., Boyne and Blackwater (Dublin, 1849) 136-8