THE VALLEY OF THE BOYNE...continued

From Irish Pictures Drawn with Pen and Pencil Richard Lovett

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The many noted towns and districts in the upper valley of the Boyne must be passed over with scant reference. They include Donaghmore, with the fine round tower so prominent in the great controversy upon the origin and use of these buildings, from the fact that above the doorway is a sculpture of the crucifixion. This was supposed by some to indicate that a pagan building had been thus consecrated to Christian use. Dr. Petrie holds that it rather fixes the date of the tower to be about the tenth century.

Round Tower of Donaghmore
Round Tower of Donaghmore

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