This is one of the round towers that are prevalent in this part of Ireland. Built by the monks, they were a refuge when under attack. There is a door high up, which they entered by a ladder that they pulled in behind them. They took anything of value with them and remained there until the danger had passed. The amzement of them is that they are so intricately and perfectly structured. This one is beside the cahthedral and the church of St. Kevin, rising to dominate the skyline.