Rock of Cashel

We stopped by the Rock of Cashel on our trip through Ireland.

According to local mythology, the Rock of Cashel originated in the Devil's Bit, a mountain 20 miles (30 km) north of Cashel when St. Patrick banished Satan from a cave, resulting in the Rock's landing in Cashel. Cashel is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century.

The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion. In 1101, the King of Munster, Muirchertach Ua Briain, donated his fortress on the Rock to the Church. The picturesque complex has a character of its own and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. Few remnants of the early structures survive; the majority of buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries.

A spectacular group of Medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including the 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century Castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral.

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<p>At Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland and Galtee mountains in the distance.<br />
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Cashel is my native town. I now live in Dublin so visits to Cashel are infrequent. I have wanted to photograph this view of the Rock and the Mountains for quite some time. Getting a photo with the mountains visible is not easy. I was fortunate on this occasion. <br />
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It was evening time and the sun was setting to the right of the photo so was in front of the Rock and Mountains giving nice light.<br />
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I had my camera on my Manfrotto 190 tripod and used 10 sec timer for this shot.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/fotosbyjohnh/">John Hickey - fotosbyjohnh</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>The Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland with the Galtee Mountains in the background. The Hore Abbey is visible to the right. In my view this is the most spectacular view of the Rock.<br />
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For many years this was the view that greeted travellers on the National route from Dublin to Cork. Cashel has now been bypassed by the M8 Motorway. Travellers no longer see the Rock. Of course tourists to the Rock do not see the Motorway either as they take in the spectacular views.   <br />
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Cashel is my native town but I now live in Dublin so visits are infrequent. I have wanted to get this photo since I got my first DSLR camera in 2013. For much of that time part of the Rock was covered in scaffolding. Then with Irish weather getting the mountains fully in view is infrequent. I was really fortunate this time. I took the photo in the evening. I had my camera on manual setting and mounted on my Manfrotto 190 tripod.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/fotosbyjohnh/">John Hickey - fotosbyjohnh</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>The Rock of Cashel, Co Tipperary, Ireland. This was taken from the Hill opposite the Rock <br />
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<p>The Rock of Cashel, Co Tipperary, Ireland. This is the main road up to the entrance to the Rock. <br />
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