The Round Tower Clondalkin
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The Round Tower Clondalkin and visitor centre is one of the many cultural highlights in South Dublin County. Bringing the story of the tower and the surrounding area to life through an exciting interactive experience.
The Round Tower Clondalkin, one of the many cultural highlights in South Dublin County, is built on the site of a monastery founded by St. Mochua in the 7th century and is one of the four remaining round towers in County Dublin. The recently launched visitor centre provides the perfect family day out as it brings the story of The Round Tower Clondalkin and the surrounding area to life through an exciting interactive experience.
Both fun and educational, the exhibition can be enjoyed through eight distinctive themed spaces of the refurbished 19th century Mill Cottages. The experience explores the monastic setting, the Viking legacy and the 19th and early 20th century setting of Clondalkin. It also explores the role that round towers performed, both socially and politically in Ireland.
Suitable for all ages, The Round Tower Clondalkin experience incorporates public gardens, The Happy Pear café, a terraced dining area, as well as an exhibition and gallery space.
Following the visitor centre a trip to The Round Tower Clondalkin is not complete without a visit to the onsite café, The Happy Pear, where tasty healthy food meets famously friendly service. Dine indoors or outdoors during the warmer months where the scenic café gardens are in full view. In addition to this, The Happy Pear regularly host events throughout the year from cooking courses to competitions.
The Round Tower Clondalkin is located close to Corkagh Park, the Grand Canal Greenway and Áras Chrónáin Irish Cultural Centre. Combine all this together and it adds up to a different heritage experience away from the city centre and close to the natural outdoors of Dublin.