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Easily found when you go into Cashel. Unfortunately the day we visited, part of it had to be closed to the public, due to weather conditions. It was very windy. We did get a Guide who was very good, she gave us the history of...More
I didn't know quite what to expect from this site, especially wandering through a housing estate to get to it (we missed the site parking signs!) but this was a very interesting and unusual set of ruins (with some recent impressive renovations) with an excellent...More
Of all the castles we visited in Ireland, the Rock of Cashel was the best experience. Don't pass up the narrated tour of the castle as it's free and will provide very interesting historical perspective about the castle.
I have been here a number of times as I find it mesmerising for the Rock to erupt out of the green countryside. Some 8-10 years ago, they had to do some conservation work on one of the Churches as the moisture in the sandstone...More
The Rock of Cashel was the seat of kings and medieval bishops for 900 years. It was operating until the early 1700s. After a bit of a climb on a cloudy, drizzle, windy day we reached the spot where our guide, ‘Johnny Cash’, was waiting...More
It never ceases to amaze me what our ancestors were able to accomplish without TV, the internet or social media to distract them. Definitely take a guided tour of the site - each guide gives a slightly different account so comparing notes can be fun....More
We visited The Rock of Cashel last week and it was definitely worth the trip for the history and sheer beauty of the place. There was an option to go to Cormac's chapel but we didn't have time for this so instead we went on...More
Cashel is an ancient castle on a hill that is enmeshed in Irish history. From ancient Celtic warlords to the Church to the Reformation, there's something for everyone. Throw in Vikings and a graveyard and there you have it. The little town has the usual...More