Irish round tower construction and distribution surviving towers range in height from 18 metres 60 ft to 40 metres 130 ft and 12 purpose it is likely that the primary reason for the round tower was as the name cloigtheach indicates to act as a modern symbolic towers daniel . Some of the best preserved irish round towers can be found at glendalough the monastic site in the wicklow mountains is probably the most famous irish round tower of them all lusk 14 miles north of dublin city center has a bell tower like round tower attached to the church of ireland in the . Writing of the dimensions of the towers in his book irish round towers lennox barrow states it is remarkable how little the main dimensions vary in the great majority of towers the circumference at the base lies between 14 meters and 17 meters and the thickness of the wall at the lowest point at which it can be measured varies from 09
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