The Rock of Cashel is one of Irelands most iconic and spectacular tourist attractions. There is nothing like it anywhere else in the world and it's right here in the heart of Tipperary.
The Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig), more formally St. Patrick's Rock, it is also known as Cashel of the Kings. Reputedly the site of the conversion of Aenghus the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century AD. Long before the Norman invasion The Rock of Cashel was the seat of the High Kings of Munster, although there is little structural evidence of their time here. Most of the buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries when the rock was gifted to the Church. The buildings represent both Hiberno-Romanseque and Germanic influences in their architecture.
According to an old Irish legend, the Rock of Cashel appeared as a result of the devil taking a bite from a tall mountain called the Devil’s Bit located 20 miles north of Cashel. A piece of rock fell from the devil’s mouth and gave start to what we now know as a Rock of Cashel.
Tour guides available, for more information call +353 (0)62 61437 or download the visitors guide.
The Rock of Cashel is located 72km (1 hours drive) from the Waterside Cottages, Dromineer.
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