Dungiven

Engaged Round Tower

Situated in the southwest corner of the nave at Dungiven Priory are the remains of an engaged round tower. All we see today is a metre-high 2x2 metre-square base with openings on three sides. This 12th century tower would have been similar to the engaged tower at Ferns, County Wexford in that it had a round drum sitting on a rectangular base. To see an early nineteenth century drawing of the pillar stone at Dungiven with the church complete with round tower, in the background click here.

Situated: If you enter Dungiven from the A6 (South) take the first left sign-posted Dungiven Priory. Park here and walk down to the Priory. The base of the tower is located in the southwest corner of the nave.

Google Map.

Discoverer Map 7: C 6913 0827. Last visit June 2013.

Longitude: 6° 55' 19" W

Latitude: 54° 55' 2" N

Photo: Jim Dempsey

Approx date: 12th Century.

Dimensions: Height c.1m. Base: 2x2 metres

Door: Three entrances.

Features: Engaged Tower. Rectangular base, round above

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