Clondalkin Village centre boasts the oldest and most entact round tower in Ireland that has survived for over a 1000 years. The Round Tower, Clondalkin – Bru Chrónáin. One Tower, 1,000 years of stories. Featuring an interpretative centre, café, gardens, and shop, located in the heart of Clondalkin village.

Cllr Timmons says ‘’ Visit our rich culture and heritage and our own village that has such a long and interesting history, Clondalkin is believed to have been founded by Saint Cronan Mochua as a monastic settlement on the River Camac over 1,400 years ago, We recently have a Tower Heritage centre which showcases our wonderful village and the People that have made it the town it is.’’

The Round Tower, Clondalkin has stood witness to over 1,200 years of social and cultural development of the village, from monastic to modern, Viking to Victorian. The restored Mill Cottages are home to 8 rooms in which these stories unfold through sight, sound and stunning visuals. Visit the Happy Pear café on site and enjoy a coffee and food in the terraced garden. Entrance to the Heritage centre is free and it open 8am to 8pm every day.

Cllr Timmons says ‘’Clondalkin is a great place to visit with free admission into Bru Chrónáin and after you enjoy a visit there and have some healthy food in the Happy Pear , than pick up a map at reception desk and tour some of the beautiful buildings and sites Clondalkin has to offer.’’

Places of interest include St John Church across the road from the tower that opened in 1789 and the beautiful Church of Ireland houses were built in 1879, the school house was built in 1870 , the round towers GAA founded in 1884 , Clondalkin Church 1862 , the presentation convent 1857 , St Brigid’s well , Aras Chronan 1826 , Clondalkin Library 1912 , Tully’s Castle , Mount St Joseph’s Graveyard started in 1813 , the Grand Canal , Corkagh Park , 1916 Garden , Enjoy time out in Nicos Café , East Coast Café or one of the many local Public Houses.

Cllr Timmons says ‘’ Clondalkin provides the ideal day out for all the family , Bru Chrónáin provides a focal point for the village that showcases the Tower and delves into a rich and vibrant history of the area.’’