The Rock of Cashel is also known as Saint Patrick’s Rock and it is reputed that Saint Patrick converted King Aenghus to Christianity here in the 5th Century.

The Rock of Cashel is a spectacular group of Medieval buildings that are set on an outcrop of limestone in Tipperary’s Golden Vale. The buildings include a 12th century Round Tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic Cathedral, 15th century Castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral.  Attractions include an audio-visual show and exhibitions. It’s a site that is steeped in history and well worth a visit.

For more than 1,000 years the Rock was a symbol of Royal and Religious power it was the seat of Eóganacht Kings of Munster until rivalries saw Brian Boru, future High King of Ireland, take over in the 10th century. It was later granted to the Church and used even after 17th-century sacking by Cromwellian troops.

Guided Tours which last about 45 minutes are available but do check with site before visit as times may vary. The venue does have access for visitors with disabilities but it is by prior arrangement.

"Paul Hehir, our driver was the most pleasurable person to drive throughout Ireland with. If you asked me for just one word to describe Paul, it is Excellent, but my husband and I know he went beyond excellent."

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"Jim was very informative. I was driven to many out of the way places and the scenery was spectacular. I can highly recommend Jim's tour, his driving, his professionalism and the way he goes about understanding what it is you want to see and experience."

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