Kilkenny Landscape photography – Grangefertagh Round tower, Co. Kilkenny

Nigel Borrington

Grangefertagh Abbey, near Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington Grangefertagh Roundtower, near Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Grangefertagh Round tower, Co. Kilkenny

I have passed the round tower at Grangefertagh many time but it is only in the last week that I had time to stop and get some images.

The Round tower at Grangefertagh, County Kilkenny stands some 31 metres tall and forms a striking image above the Kilkenny countryside.

The northeast facing doorway which is situated 3.3 metres above ground level has been badly damaged. A farmer removed the original stones and used them to form a fireplace, mistakenly believing they were fireproof. It contains nine windows in total , six angle headed and three lintel-led. Four of the angle headed windows are on the top storey facing the four cardinal points. The tower is complete to the cornice but only part of the cap remains.

A modern doorway has been inserted by…

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