an ideal vantage point
the round tower was built in the 12th century using the dry wall technology
the Hall of the Vicars Choral
the ruins of Hore Abbey, built in 1272
the ruins of the Cathedral
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the museum inside the Hall of the Vicars Choral holds the real Cross
a copy of St Patrick's Cross
Cormac's Chapel is partly restored
The Rock of Cashel
is a limestone outcrop in an otherwise flat Tipperary landscape.
Cashel means Stone Fort and the hill
has acted as a strategic stronghold since prehistoric times.
St Patrick came by in 450 to christen the ruling king and in 964 Brian Boru
was crowned here as High King of
In the early 1100s the rock was gifted to the Church and soon became a Christian Center.
In 1647 English troops looted
the Rock and killed thousands that had sought refuge in the cathedral.
Presently Cashel is a main tourist site with
several interesting features
like the Round Tower, Cormac's Chapel, the Hall of the Vicars Choral, St Patrick's Cross and
of course the ruins of the great Cathedral.
The rock is also a graveyard and shows a couple of impressive Celtic
We visited the interesting Rock of Cashel in June 2018.
a first sight of the Rock of Cashel
from the parking lot you have a good view of the walled site
the rock provides a strategic view
one of the large Celtic Crosses
inside the Cathedral