A blog about Irish Lighthouses past and present and other selected maritime beacons and buoys of interest
Monday, October 20, 2014
The little hamlet of Killea lies about a mile inland from Dunmore East, on high ground overlooking the coast. An ancient topographical dictionary of the area, dated 1837, says the village contained "Round
Tower (stump of) supposed to have been an ancient lighthouse"
Well, I looked but couldn't see the ruins of a round tower, either in the current church grounds, or in the graveyard, with the ruined square tower opposite it. And I can find no further clues to its existence.