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>Having a drink under the Rock of Cashel</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/jcbwalsh/">jcbwalsh</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Rock of Cashel, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/jcbwalsh/">jcbwalsh</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Rock of Cashel, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/83792268@N03/">Fret Spider</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>The interior of the cathedral ruins provided some protection against the wind and rain.  The site was impressively perched upon a hill, seeing it from a distance was quite impressive today, I can only imagine what people thought of it back, 1000 years ago.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/83792268@N03/">Fret Spider</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>The interior of the cathedral ruins provided some protection against the wind and rain.  The site was impressively perched upon a hill, seeing it from a distance was quite impressive today, I can only imagine what people thought of it back, 1000 years ago.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/83792268@N03/">Fret Spider</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>My brother is a huge fan of the Boondock Saints movie.  As my wife and I traveled to Ireland this past fall, I endeavored to search for a Celtic Cross that might work as some wall art in their new home.  While I found hundreds of crosses during our journey, this one stood out, particularly with the clouds and pasture behind it.  If you look closely, I took this in the middle of some rain, squall really!  Enjoy/!</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/fvega/">Fernando Sa Rapita</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>The Rock of Cashel</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/profzucker/">profzucker</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Cormac's Chapel begun 1127, (consecrated 1134) for<br />
Cormac Mac Cárthaigh, king of Desmond (South Munster), , sandstone (Romanesque), Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/profzucker/">profzucker</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Cormac's Chapel begun 1127, (consecrated 1134) for<br />
Cormac Mac Cárthaigh, king of Desmond (South Munster), , sandstone (Romanesque), Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/profzucker/">profzucker</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Cormac's Chapel begun 1127, (consecrated 1134) for<br />
Cormac Mac Cárthaigh, king of Desmond (South Munster), , sandstone (Romanesque), Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/profzucker/">profzucker</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucker/52515702305/" title="Cormac&#039;s Chapel"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52515702305_48ed284327_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="Cormac&#039;s Chapel" /></a></p>

<p>Cormac's Chapel begun 1127, (consecrated 1134) for<br />
Cormac Mac Cárthaigh, king of Desmond (South Munster), , sandstone (Romanesque), Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/profzucker/">profzucker</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucker/52514756842/" title="Cormac&#039;s Chapel"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52514756842_55346d29dc_m.jpg" width="240" height="161" alt="Cormac&#039;s Chapel" /></a></p>

<p>Cormac's Chapel begun 1127, (consecrated 1134) for<br />
Cormac Mac Cárthaigh, king of Desmond (South Munster), , sandstone (Romanesque), Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/profzucker/">profzucker</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucker/52515701015/" title="Rock of Cashel"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52515701015_8b8b09aeb1_m.jpg" width="240" height="135" alt="Rock of Cashel" /></a></p>

<p>Cathedral, 1235–70, Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/profzucker/">profzucker</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Cormac's Chapel begun 1127, (consecrated 1134) for<br />
Cormac Mac Cárthaigh, king of Desmond (South Munster), , sandstone (Romanesque), Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/profzucker/">profzucker</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Cormac's Chapel begun 1127, (consecrated 1134) for<br />
Cormac Mac Cárthaigh, king of Desmond (South Munster), , sandstone (Romanesque), Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/profzucker/">profzucker</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucker/52515779618/" title="Cormac&#039;s Chapel"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52515779618_2bdca9d147_m.jpg" width="240" height="135" alt="Cormac&#039;s Chapel" /></a></p>

<p>Cormac's Chapel begun 1127, (consecrated 1134) for<br />
Cormac Mac Cárthaigh, king of Desmond (South Munster), , sandstone (Romanesque), Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/profzucker/">profzucker</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucker/52515704925/" title="Cormac&#039;s Chapel"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52515704925_38035b3434_m.jpg" width="240" height="165" alt="Cormac&#039;s Chapel" /></a></p>

<p>Cormac's Chapel begun 1127, (consecrated 1134) for<br />
Cormac Mac Cárthaigh, king of Desmond (South Munster), , sandstone (Romanesque), Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/profzucker/">profzucker</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucker/52515504059/" title="Cormac&#039;s Chapel"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52515504059_a87e170b28_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="Cormac&#039;s Chapel" /></a></p>

<p>Cormac's Chapel begun 1127, (consecrated 1134) for<br />
Cormac Mac Cárthaigh, king of Desmond (South Munster), , sandstone (Romanesque), Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/profzucker/">profzucker</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucker/52514756222/" title="Cormac&#039;s Chapel"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52514756222_6bc150e2b5_m.jpg" width="160" height="240" alt="Cormac&#039;s Chapel" /></a></p>

<p>Cormac's Chapel begun 1127, (consecrated 1134) for<br />
Cormac Mac Cárthaigh, king of Desmond (South Munster), , sandstone (Romanesque), Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/profzucker/">profzucker</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/profzucker/52515502474/" title="Cormac&#039;s Chapel"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52515502474_0907b93c8a_m.jpg" width="240" height="135" alt="Cormac&#039;s Chapel" /></a></p>

<p>Cormac's Chapel begun 1127, (consecrated 1134) for<br />
Cormac Mac Cárthaigh, king of Desmond (South Munster), , sandstone (Romanesque), Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland</p>
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