Cloyne Round Tower
Cloyne Round Tower is a round tower in the historic monastic town of Cloyne, County Cork in Ireland.
Cloyne was also the “see city” of the Anglican Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. The tower is a symbol for the town of Cloyne.
Definition of a Round tower
A tall, slender, freestanding tower, circular in plan, with wooden floors, usually carried on internal offsets and a pointed conical roof. They were built between the 10th and 12th century at early medieval churches, where they functioned as bell-towers. They are located to the north-west or south-west of the principal church with the doorway of the tower, well above ground level, often facing that of the church.