Termonfeckin Tower House

Counties Meath, Louth, Cavan & Monaghan

This tiny 15th-century tower house once belonged to a wealthy landowner. Pick up the key from the first house to its right.

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2. Magdalene Tower

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3. St Peter's Church of Ireland

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4. Highlanes Gallery

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5. St Peter's Roman Catholic Church

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6. Millmount Museum & Tower

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7. Butter Gate

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8. Sonairte


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