Its curious name is due to the fact that it was modeled from an actual pepperpot belonging to Lord Powerscourt and used at his dining table.
Several cannons surround the tower. We visited on a rainy day exploring what we could between showers. I like the way the chain holds the raindrops; you may need to click on the photo to see the detail.
I was delighted that we were allowed to climb the tower! The doorway was most inviting.
The top of Pepperpot Tower was home to a collection of puddles in all sizes. They were worth stepping around or even wading through because the view was magnificent.
By standing on a bench (and zooming!), I was able to capture a portion of Powerscourt House, once the site of a 13th century medieval castle owned by the LePower Family.