The Rattoo Monastery was founded by Bishop Lughach, one of the first Christian evangelists in Kerry, in the 6th Century.
The attraction at Rattoo is its almost perfect 90 foot round tower built in 1100 A.D.. The unique doorway is almost 10 feet above ground level and faces to the southeast. There is a single window above the doorway, while there are four windows in the bell-storey at the top of the tower. It is said that there is a sheela-na-gig carved on the north window, facing into the inside of the tower.
About Rattoo Round Tower (Cloigtheach Rath Tuaidh)
roundtowers.org: Rattoo Round Tower, Co. Kerry
Journey to Rattoo Round Tower (Cloigtheach Rath Tuaidh)
Rattoo is located near the village of Ballyduff on a minor road off the R551 in County Kerry, Ireland.
Wikipedia: Irish Round Towers
Ordnance Survey Map (Q879335)
Visitors information may be found at the geograph.ie website. General information may be found at the Discover Ireland: County Kerry Tourism website.
Additional Photos of Rattoo Round Tower (Cloigtheach Rath Tuaidh)
Descriptive Sign at Rattoo Round Tower
Rattoo Round Tower
Top of Rattoo Round Tower
Door to Rattoo Round Tower