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Saint Kevin's Church & Cemetery in BW 2560px

Saint Kevin's Church & Cemetery in BW 2560px

Built in the 12th Century; St. Kevin's Church is a superb example of the Irish builders desire to integrate a circular bell-tower or belfry with a rectangular church. Perhaps because of its small size, or the tower's resemblence to a chimney, it is generally known as "St. Kevin's kitchen." The tower stands three stories high and is accessed from the upper croft chamber of the church roof. The four bell-storey windows face the cardinal points and the two windows in the storey below face east and west. It may be due to its small size, but this charming example of an integrated round tower is one of only two complete engaged towers to survive.

Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland