KILKENNY SEPTEMBER 2022
The tower stands isolated and gated and I noticed much litter at the time of my visit [9-11 May 2016] however this was not an issue in September 2022.
To the best of my knowledge this building is known as the ‘Corner Tower”.
Situated on Maudlin Street, the structure was at the outer corner of a garden wall, and would represent the north-east corner of a wall enclosing the lower part of the St John’s suburb. Its overall dimensions are about 4m tall, and 2.2m in diameter, with walls 0.3m thick, and an open back towards the former garden (with short lengths of the connecting walls). There is an offset for a ‘parapet’, with a single row of slots at its base (probably for water run-off). Internally, there are indications of five blocked windows (or perhaps gun ports) at 1.7m above ground level, and 0.5 m square. It may well be of 16th-century date.
The tower is in reasonable condition, though it has been repointed in an unsympathetic manner.