The Rock of Cashel (Irish: Carraig Phádraig), also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick’s Rock, this is the historic site located at Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland where the kings of Munster ruled for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion.
Chock full of history and wonder, this incredible spot is often featured on our Southern and Western Ireland tours.
In 1101, the King of Munster, Muirchertach Ua Briain, donated his fortress on the Rock to the Church. The picturesque fortress has a character of its own and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. Few remnants of the early structures survive; but the majority of buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries and have survived the last 800 years.