Published October 2000
by Town House .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||48|
item 6 Irish Round Towers (Wooden Books Gift Book) by McDonnell, Hector Paperback Book - Irish Round Towers (Wooden Books Gift Book) by McDonnell, Hector Paperback Book. $ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all. Formerly there was much speculation as to the uses of these round towers; but Dr. George Petrie, after examining the towers themselves, and—with the help of O'Donovan and O'Curry—searching through all the Irish literature within his reach for allusions to them, set the question at rest in his Essay on "The Origin and Uses of the Round Towers." It is now known that they are of Christian origin, and that they . In his book, ‘The Round Towers of Ireland’, author Henry O’Brien pointed to an older history of the Round Towers, where they had been used as ancient temples of prayer and initiation, like the Mithraic caves of an even greater antiquity. Until the modern era it was apparently common knowledge in Ireland that the structures were pre Author: Arthur Lennon. IRISH ROUND TOWERS. May 1, By Mike McCormack. The ancient Round Towers that dot the Irish landscape were erected by Irish Christian monks and can also be found in areas where they served like the two that stand in Scotland and one on the Isle of Man. However, in Ireland where they originated, about are thought to have existed.
Irish Round Towers. Opinions formerly current with regard to the Origin and Uses of the Round Towers—Their Characteristics—Doorways—Windows and Apertures—Examples at Clondalkin, Monasterboice, Kildare and Donoughmore. From A Hand-book of Irish Antiquities by William F. Wakeman «Crosses, etc. | Contents | Abbeys». Writing in his book, Ancient Mysteries, Modern Visions, Callahan discusses research which indicates that the round towers may have been designed, constructed and utilized as huge resonant systems for collecting and storing meter-long wavelengths of magnetic and electromagnetic energy coming from the earth and skies. Based on fascinating studies of the forms of insect antenna and their capacity to resonate to micrometer-long electromagnetic waves, Professor Callahan suggests that the Irish. The Irish word for a round tower is cloigtheach, literally “the house of the bell,” and the now lonely-looking towers were likely used as belfries attached to, or facing, complete towers are usually topped with conical roofs and bell tests from the top levels prove that the sound would have carried well if bells really once rang here. 67 rows Irish Round Towers — detailed photographic archive and information for fifty-two Irish .
The round tower has now joined the shramrock and the harp as unique irish emlems. Bernard O'Hara's latest book entitled Killasser: Heritage of a Mayo Parish is now on sale in the USA and UK as a paperback book at , or Barnes and Noble. Ireland’s only unique contribution to world architecture, the free-standing round tower, survives at some 65 sites with examples in all but four of the 32 counties of this island. Their primary. 52 Irish Round Towers On our first trip to Ireland, we saw our first round tower at Turlough, just outside of Castlebar in County Mayo. Standing proud on the top of a cemetery ridge, it was visible for quite some distance. Pages Related to Round Towers. Irish round towers are a favourite Irish or Gaelic Symbol. There are many others. Check out the following pages. The Legend of the Irish Shamrock. The Meaning of the Celtic Cross and Celtic Cross Images. The sexually provocative Sheela na Gig.