The Disqualified Round Towers of Ireland

Killeroran (Co. Galway) – visited 4 August 1998

A tower in this cemetery a mile south of Ballygar in the north-east of the county was erected as a memorial to Dennis Henry Kelly, claimant to the kingship of Hymany, who died in in 1877. It is of solid masonry, 7.60m in circumference at the base, about 15m high, with a memorial slab 3.35m from the ground in place of a door, and has exaggerated string courses which suggests that it may have been modelled on a poor drawing of Ardmore. It hardly qualifies even as a disqualified tower. (B.)