Aghadoe Church and Round Tower Tours

Here on Aghadoe Hill stand the ruins of the 12th century Aghadoe Church and Round Tower. There was a monastery on the site since the 7th century, however, founded by St Finian Lobhar, and no wonder as the views are sublime and perfect for a life of contemplation. There are lakes and at night the town lights of Killarney twinkle, alongside the flood lights of Ross Castle in the distance, although that is a bit more recent dating from the 15th century! To appreciate the landscape, you'll find a few benches nearby so bring a picnic.

Although ruined, there is still plenty to see of interest at Aghadoe Church. The Romanesque door is well-preserved, there is a carved crucifixion scene on another sandstone block, two ca rved faces on the eastern window, and an Ogham Stone - carved writings in the ancient Celtic language. Not much is left of the Round Tower. It is really just a small stump of the sandstone building standing in an old cemetery. 

Not far north-west of Killarney (2 miles / 3.2 km), the ruined church and tower are close to the Aghadoe Heights Hotel. You can park in a carpark just before the hotel and walk across to the church.

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Address: Aghadoe Hill, Killarney, Ireland
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Hours: Open daily
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Admission: Free
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Killarney Valley & National Park Tour

Explore Killarney National Park (the oldest national park in Ireland) and the scenery of the surrounding valley on this seamless, private tour. After pickup in the morning from your Killarney accommodation, board your vehicle and head into nature. You’ll visit the 15th-century Ross Castle, can dine in an opulent stately home, will discover Ladies’ View (a panoramic scenic overlook named for Queen Victoria), encounter Torc Waterfall, and much more.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
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Private Tour: Ring of Kerry from Killarney

Customize your own itinerary and discover south west Ireland’s breathtaking natural beauty on this private Ring of Kerry tour from Kilkenny. Follow your private guide along hiking routes around the Iveragh Peninsula. Visit pretty towns and villages including Cahersiveen, Kenmare and Waterville, and discover top local attractions such as Muckross House, Coomakista Pass and the Torc Waterfall. Enjoy panoramic cliff views along the Skellig Ring and hike to top spots like Valentia Island and Leacanabuiaile Fort. During your private tour, feel free to stop where and when you like!
  • Duration: 4 hours
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