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.
Repeal banner was not placed on iconic Rock of Cashel
Tipperary for Choice has clarified that a Repeal the Eight banner was at no time placed on Tipperary's iconic Rock of Cashel. The banner was held aloft for a short period for the purpose of taking a photograph before it was refolded and taken away by ...
Cashel Arts Festival launched in the Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary
“The modernity of the projector contrasting with our ancient traditions here in the Rock of Cashel,” said Ms O'Donnell. “On Sunday, ballad singers will sing ancient stirring ballads in that same room next door. The festival offers a juxtaposition of ...
New Dedicated Tourism Region Launched
Munster Vales crosses the counties of Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Waterford. Major tourism attractions within the region include Doneraile Wildlife Park, the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Ormond Castle, the Waterford Greenway, Ballyhoura Mountain ...
Meet the Munster Vales - Ireland's newest tourism destination ...
Forget the Wild Atlantic Way. Ireland just got its newest tourism destination, an undulating piece of inland magic called the Munster Vales.
Top events for Culture Night in Tipperary
Come down to a special screening of STAID followed by Questions and Answers with Paul O'Brien and Cast in the beautiful surroundings of the Rock of Cashel. Staid is a micro budget feature that was officially selected for the Dublin International Film ...