[Cloyne Round Tower]

View of the round tower in Cloyne, standing on a rocky outcrop. It is shown against an empty background.
As depicted here, the tower appears to be in a better state of preservation than in the illustration in Thomas Crofton Croker, Researches in the South of Ireland (London: John Murray, 1824). The design of the crenellations in both cases is the same, but has since been altered.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – No. V.

Image Details

Genre Scientific or Technical illustration
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites
Geographical Location
  • Cloyne Round Tower - Named locality
  • Cloyne - Town or city
  • Cork - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Archaeological sites, Round towers
Colour Handcoloured
Dimensions 24 cm x 37.8 cm
Published / created 1810

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Sketch South of Ireland
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy p. 13
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 672
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Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

The annexed drawing of the Tower at Cloyne, on the East-side of Cork Harbour. Will give a general idea of the nature of these buildings, as they vary very little. It stands upon a rocky foundation, in the middle of a Town. Its height is Ninety two feet, and the circumference at the Base, Thirty three feet. [p. 6]
Cloyne Round Tower