Lightning strikes 1,000 year old round tower in Cashel.

The 1,000 year-old 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.

The film shows the damaged tower and includes an interview with Percy Le Clare, National Monuments Inspector, who comments on the extent of the damage.

This footage was broadcast on 18 January 1965.

Rock of Cashel Round Tower