Education and Interpretation Centre
The Round Tower Education and Interpretation Centre is an ideal venue for school tours, combining fun with education to make an ideal day out! Free historic guided interactive tours can be arranged. There is lots to see and do. Meet exciting characters, build your own Round Tower, or dress up in costume and imagine what Clondalkin was like in days gone by. Fun things to do!
- Activity Sheets English Age 4+ Colour and Black&White
- Activity Sheets Irish Age 4+ Colour and Black&White
- Activity Sheets English Age 8+ and Black&White
- Activity Sheets Irish Age 8+ Black&White
- Colouring Sheet – Round Tower
- Colouring Sheet – Milly the Mouse Mix
- Colouring Sheet – Round Tower Family
- Colouring Sheet – Round Tower Shepheard
St. Mochua and the Round Tower by Joe Williams, published by South Dublin Libraries, €5
This book tells the history of the early monastic settlement at Clondalkin, of St Mochua and of Clondalkin Round Tower. Clondalkin was a very important monastic settlement and its influence spread not just through the Clondalkin area but also through North Kildare where there are a number of monastic settlements attributed to St Mochua. The coming of Christianity to Ireland and its spread by missionaries such as St Kevin, St Ciaran and St Mochua is explored. Clondalkin Round Tower is the foremost national monument in the Clondalkin area and is a well-known sight to all visitors to the area, and for many years the Round Tower has featured on postcards of the area. This book helps to explain its origin and functions. The author, Joe Williams, is a well-known local historian in the Clondalkin area and is an active member of Clondalkin History Society. Free download here.
Hellfire Hill: A Human and Natural History by Michael Fewer, published by South Dublin Libraries, €8
Michael Fewer is an architect, environmentalist and writer who has been walking the landscape around Hellfire Hill, or Montpelier, for the past 45 years. He imparts the knowledge he has gained in that time in this, his latest book. Also available from all branches of South Dublin Libraries and Timbertrove Country Store and Café.
If Those Trees Could Speak by Frank Tracy, published by South Dublin Libraries, €5
The history of the hill is covered from ancient Neolithic times to the ghoulish tales of South Dublin County’s most infamous landmark, the Hellfire Club, as well as the natural history of the landscape. Free download here.