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Rock of Cashel

Phone: 062 61437
rockofcashel@opw.ie

It’s huge, it’s complex, it’s iconic, there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world and it’s right here in Cashel at the heart of Tipperary. The Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig), more formally St. Patrick’s Rock, it is also known as Cashel of the Kings.

Reputedly the site of the conversion of Aenghus the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century AD. Long before the Norman invasion The Rock of Cashel was the seat of the High Kings of Munster, although there is little structural evidence of their time here. Most of the buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries when the rock was gifted to the Church. The buildings represent both Hiberno-Romanseque and Germanic influences in their architecture.

To quote from the WIKI entry “The complex has a character of its own, unique and native, and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe.” The Rock is the setting of the fictional “Sister Fidelma Mysteries” mediaeval whodunits from Peter Tremayne.

Opening Hours

Open all Year:

Mid Sept. – Mid Oct.  Daily  09.00 – 17.30  Last admission at 16.45
Mid Oct. – Mid March  Daily  09.00 – 16.30  Last admission at 15.45
Mid March – Early June  Daily  09.00 – 17.30  Last admission at 16.45
Early June – Mid Sept.  Daily  09.00 – 19.00  Last admission at 18.15

Closed 24th to 26th December inclusive
Please note that all groups must be pre-booked
Average Length of Visit: 1 – 1.5 hours

Admission Fees

Adult : €8.00
Group / Senior : €6.00
Child / Student : €4.00
Family : €20.00

Facilities

Public toilets and car/coach park close to site
Credit Card Facilities available

 

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