Posted by: Michele Erdvig | October 14, 2011

Ireland Friday Freebie: Aghadoe

Aghadoe Tower

Aghadoe, just outside Killarney in County Kerry provides an outstanding panoramic view of the Killarney area where you can wander through interesting ecclesiastical and secular ruins dating from the 7th century. The base of a ruined round tower can be explored, along with part of a 12th century church with a beautifully carved Irish-Romanesque doorway. An Ogham stone can be seen on the south wall and an old cemetery spreads throughout the ruins.

Ireland’s highest mountains, Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, fill the horizon with purple splendor and, spread out at their base, are the island-studded Lakes of Killarney. Encompassed in the sublime view are ancient woodlands, sheltered valleys and the spires of Killarney town. Free admission.

Aghadoe Cross

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Aghadoe Church

Aghadoe Tower Side

Aghadoe Abbey


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