Glendalough round tower

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Comments (15)

dziwnow on February 5, 2009

Y * greeting from Poland, Peter contest

Theolfa on February 8, 2009

Thank you, Peter! You can see by the man standing next to the tower, how big it is. The doorway is about 2.5 metres off the ground and reached by a ladder. Once inside, the priests would pull the ladder inside and lock the door and no enemy could enter. The top window is the watchtower window.

Dick Vogel on February 16, 2009

So you already were in Ireland! This shot couldn't have been taken anywhere else.... Greetings, Dick

Theolfa on February 16, 2009

Yes, Dick, and I replied to this comment on one of your lovely Irish photos, hope you check my Irish pics sometime. Cheers! Theolfa.

archrodney on February 28, 2009

Interesting how the priests defended themselves. One would think they were almost immortal if the graveyard wasn't there.

Theolfa on March 1, 2009

I wonder how they built those very tall round towers. There were no cranes and other mechanical devices to help the builders, and no leaning towers, either. The most famous one is the Rock of Cashel.

Theolfa on May 31, 2009

Merci, Domi Theolfa

dziwnowik on February 25, 2010



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greetings from Poland, Peter

Theolfa on February 25, 2010

Hi, **Peter! Thank you so much for the hearts & awards! I'm so honoured! Greetings from Canada. Theolfa

alitza on August 9, 2010

Hi Theolfa, lovely picture of a typical Irish scenery. I like it.

Greetings from Germany, alitza

Theolfa on August 10, 2010

Thank you, Alitza! I'm glad you LIKEd it! :D Theolfa

Tim Geeson on August 26, 2011

Lovely photo. Long time since I was there, you would have still been in Liverpool.

Great place.

Kind regards Tim.

Theolfa on August 26, 2011

Thanks, Tim! It is a great place, and I love going there. Warm wishes from sunny Saskatchewan, Theolfa

roeli bindels on August 29, 2011

this is a very famous graveyard! was in that area years ago, would like to go back......

Theolfa on August 29, 2011

Hi, Roeli! Glendalough is indeed famous, and I think you should go back. Maybe go furthr south & see the Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary. I hope to go back soon and visit my cousins. Cheers! Theolfa

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 10, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Theolfa
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
    • Taken on 2007/04/05 18:20:14
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 7.19mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash