THE ROUND TOWERS OF IRELAND

From Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O'Hart

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As the Phoené while in Egypt were familiar with the motives which actuated the Egyptians in building their Pillar-Towers along the Nile (similar to those in Babylon and other Eastern nations), it is considered that, from the same motives, the Phoenician leaders who settled in Ireland in those early times, did there erect those mysterious "Round Towers," concerning the origin of which there have been so many conflicting opinions; for, at that early period in the world's history, a colony of the Feiné, who are represented as good navigators, a race of giants, and "great builders in stone," discovered and settled in Ireland.

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