The Rock of Cashel:  5 Things to Know About This Storied Irish Landmark

The Rock of Cashel is a must-see, even if you've only got a short amount of time in Ireland.  Make room in your schedule to drive the 90 minutes from Dublin Airport to the Rock, located in County Tipperary, Munster Province. 


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The castle in Southern Ireland can be reached from the airport by following signs to the M8 going south and then taking the R693 right into the heart of Cashel.       

Things to Know About The Rock of Cashel

Known as St. Patrick's Rock and Cashel of the Kings, the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary is a collection of historic architecture situated in what was once the seat of the Kings of Munster.

One legend about the Rock says that the Devil himself, in a moment of anger, heaved a huge stone toward the town.  It landed at the top of the hill and became the Rock we know today.

Leave plenty of time to walk around the area and see the round tower from the 12th century, the castle from the 15th century and the Gothic cathedral from the 13th century.

Only parts of the interior spaces have been restored, but the Hall of the Vicar's Choral is one spot you won't want to miss.

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