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May 16, 2012
County Wexford as a Home Base ,
Ireland's Heritage Card - Your Ticket to History
June 24, 2011
From journal A Visit to Ireland
April 3, 2010
From journal 30th B-day Trip
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
October 6, 2008
From journal Into the South of Ireland
March 28, 2007
The Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings, is an significant historic site in Ireland's province of Munster, located at Cashel, Co. Tipperary. The Rock of Cashel served as the seat of the Kings of Munster for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion, though little survives from that period. The majority of buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries. Cashel is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century.
We drove into Cashel to see the Rock of Cashel. Parked in a lot down the street (a long way away, poor signage) and walked about a mile to the rock. Stopped in a store at the base and they had B&W film! Bought two rolls at an exorbitant price. We then began the ascent up the Rock. It is a fair climb with some steep stairs at the end. We were winded from the walk from the car park and this about killed us. Admission to the site was $4.40 each. We'd been to so many Heritage sites and figured we'd hit a few more so we bought the Duchas Heritage Passes ($20 each, senior and family passes available). We should have purchased this in Dublin and save a lot of money. You can buy the pass at any site that accepts it. We also purchased a book on the Rock of Cashel and the nearby Hore Abbey. The history of the Rock of Cashel according to me. Some monks found a big rock, piled a lot of other rocks on and around it. Lived there for four or five hundred years, and left when too many of the rocks fell down again. Rocks are still in the process of falling.
It was a pretty cool pile of rocks. There is an informative talk and walk through of the site or you can wander on your own. The site is surrounded by a rock wall (big surprise) with a fairly substantial graveyard. The markers are distinct and interesting with some nice high crosses. The interior has many nooks and crannies that hold good photo opportunities in the stone work. Look at the details on the columns and arches. Our second trip here was in a storm that never let up. The highlight was the hot whiskies with lots of lemon that we found in a pub. Not a good place in the rain!
From journal Co. Tipperary
Concord, New Hampshire
March 21, 2005
From journal All around Ireland