Meelick, County Mayo

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Meelick Round Tower
Meelick Round Tower
Meelick is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°55′54″N 9°01′17″W / 53.931564°N 9.021349°W / 53.931564; -9.021349Coordinates: 53°55′54″N 9°01′17″W / 53.931564°N 9.021349°W / 53.931564; -9.021349
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Meelick (Irish: Míleac) is a small village situated some 5 km westsouthwest of Swinford in County Mayo, Ireland.

Meelick round tower[edit]

A 21-metre high round tower next to the cemetery is the sole surviving structure of an early monastery. Restored in 1880, the tower is flat-topped, having lost its original bell-storey and cap. It is believed to have been built at some time between 923 and 1013 AD on the site of an ecclesiastical foundation attributed to Saint Broccaidh.

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