Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Social, Technical

Original Use

Water tower

In Use As

Water tower


1940 - 1980


150977, 220310

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Freestanding reinforced concrete circular-plan water tower, built c.1960, consisting of three-stage tower supporting slightly water holding tank. Painted rendered walls having recessed panels to faces giving effect of having tall pilasters, and having stepped detailing to base of water tank. Square-headed window openings with fixed metal-framed windows. Square-headed door opening having painted metal door and cantilevered concrete canopy. Set back from road in own grounds, with metal fencing to boundary.


This is an interesting mid-twentieth-century addition to the architectural heritage of South Galway. Its sculptural form is a prominent feature in the landscape, visible from a considerable distance and adding a feature of interest to the skyline of the Craughwell area. It is of social and technical significance, providing mains water to a rural community.