Rock of Cashel

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Rock of Cashel, Cashel, Ireland

Rock of Cashel Reviews

philis05 philis05
3 reviews
The Rock of Cashel May 07, 2011
I have lived 15 minutes away from the Rock of Cashel all my life and only recently went to visit it. It is an amazing building and the history attached to it is quite interesting. The only fault I have with it is the cost of entry. I think it's a little expensive however for a one off visit I suppose it's Ok. I also advise to take a walk around the grounds outside the castle and around Cashel itself as the people are friendly and it is a fabulous town.
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X_Drive X_Drive
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Rock of Cashel Jun 06, 2005
The Rock of Cashel rests on one of the very few hills in this part of Ireland. Only about two hundred feet high, this small hill became a gathering spot for early kings. Later a church and finally a cathedral were built on this high ground in the 13th century.

Today, except for the 90 foot tall round tower, only the ruins of the buildings and many gravestones can be seen. A small entry fee to go into the ruins is charged.

Nearby on the flatlands is the Hore abbey, which also is just ruins. The small township of Cashel, which caters to the tourist crowds, sits below the hill.

The beauty is that because it is on a hill, so highly unusual in this area, the views are wonderful and you can see why it was cherished by kings.
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dansgirl1978 dansgirl…
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Sep 13, 2000
The Rock of Cashel is an amazing place and one of the main reasons I traveled to Ireland. It was the top destination on my list. It's an amazing structure of limestone that was the sea of the Munster kings from 370 A.D. until 1100, when King Murtagh O'Brien granted the Rock to the church. St. Patrick visited Cashel in 450 A.D. and baptised King Aengus there.

The buildings included on the Rock are: a 10th Century Round Tower, Cormac's Chapel, The Cathedral, the Hall of the Vicar's choral and St. Patrick's Cross.
The Rock of Cashel as seen while w…
The Cathedral at the Rock of Cashe…
The 10th century Round Tower
12th century sarcophogus in the kn…
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