St. Olcan is said to have been ordained by St Patrick and founded the monastery here about 460 AD. The only trace of an early monastery is the stump of the Round Tower which stands in the grounds of St. Patrick's Parish Church on the edge of the village. The tower is about 11 m high and has three storeys. At a time, Armoy was the main religious settlement in the Irish part of the kingdom of Dál Riata. During the excavation in 1843 the capstone was found the interior of the tower, confirming that Armoy was once a full tower with traditional cap. The doorway is 1.6m above ground level. According to the site information, recent roadworks uncovered a 1,000 year old underground passage, and there is evidence that another building existed on the site of the existing church.
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