The Disqualified Round Towers of Ireland

Dromore (Co. Kerry) – visited 8 August 1999

The tower of Dromore west of Drimoleague at the R 586 is undoubtedly not an original round tower. It is attached to the church building and so small, that it is nearly hidden by the nave of the church. Like the church it has been built in 1957 from concrete. The large windows at the top of the tower are facing out, indicating that this tower was built as a bell tower. The diameter of this tower is so small at its top, that there are loudspeakers installed in the top windows instead of the bells. The proportion and the size of this tower makes it hardly rank as a disqualified round tower.