Armoy Church and Tower

Armoy, United Kingdom

There are the remains of an Irish round tower on the edge of the Armoy village. An early monastery was founded about AD 460 by Saint Olcán, a disciple of Saint Patrick. The only trace of an early monastery is the stump of the round tower, which stands in the grounds of St Patrick's Parish Church. The tower is about 11 m high and has three storeys. At one time, Armoy was the main religious settlement in the Irish part of the kingdom of Dál Riata.


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Founded: 460 AD
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Anthony Bourner (2 years ago)
An old bell tower standing by a newer church. Worth a quick visit if you are in the area and have an interest in archaeology.
Paul Lavery (2 years ago)
I was here to watch racing but the round tower looks beautiful and feels peaceful even with racing motorcycles riding past the gates. Will visit again to get a better look
Alan Elder (3 years ago)
Well preserved round tower within the grounds of a beautiful church.
Rhona Cuthill (3 years ago)
Fab first time at Armoy racing and really liked it. We met some people we now class as friends.
Geoffrey Mccook (3 years ago)
The most tranquil place on earth, beautiful location in touch with nature .
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