Lightning strikes a thousand year old round tower in Cashel.

The round tower, on the Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary, was damaged by lightning during a brief but strong storm. The tower which stands 91.5 feet high dates back to the 10th century. Lightning hit the tower creating a hole approximately 20 feet high and 4 feet wide.

Percy Le Clare, National Monuments Inspector describes the extent of the damage.

RTÉ News broadcast on 18 January 1965.

Rock of Cashel Round Tower