Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary

Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary

The Rock of Cashel, also known as St Patrick’s Rock and The Cashel of the Kings, is one of Ireland’s most visited historical attractions.

The seat of the High Kings of Munster, Cashel was built between the 12th and 13th centuries. The legend goes that St Patrick visited in 432 A.D. to convert and baptize King Aengus.

This large, imposing fortress looks down on the beautiful surroundings of Cashel’s rolling hills and distant mountains, providing many magnificent views and excellent photo opportunities.

Visitors today can explore alone or take a guided tour of Cashel’s ruins including the cathedral, chapel and graveyard, and learn about this historical landmark’s role in the story of Ireland and of early Christianity. Cashel is also home to one of Europe’s most significant collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture.

Photo Credit: Tipperary Tourism