Rock of Cashel

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  • Day4

    Die Anglerin und der Strassenfuzzi

    May 23, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Das könnte der Titel eines Pornos sein, es beschreibt aber nur das Bild der Menschen, die man auf den Landstraßen von Irland sieht ;) auf jeden Fall scheint die Welt auf dem Land noch in Ordnung zu sein. Und so schlenkern wir uns durch die Straßen bis nach Cashel, wo wir uns für die Nacht ein B&B suchen. Eingecheckt, trinken wir ein Bierchen auf dem Burghügel und essen in der Kellerbar eines Hotels bevor wir ins Bett fallen.Read more

  • Day4

    Rock the Cashel

    June 23, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    First stop on our tour was the Rock of Cashel! It is said that when Saint Patrick returned to Ireland to rid the land of the devil, the devil threw a giant rock at Saint Patrick which he evaded with the help of a Shamrock. On this site, a large castle was built between the 11th and 13th Centuries that house a variety of high nobles and religious figures from Ireland, and the tomba of many of these people still rest in this place.

    Walking the grounds was a very sombre affair, with crows overhead and the ruins of tombstones surroubding us, but the importance and history of the monument was definitely not lost.

    Up next, Blarney Castle!
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    Laurie Best

    Breanna please let Taylor know that my grandmother was from Skibbereen in County Cork. Thanks 💕

  • Day6

    Rock of Cashel

    June 12, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Schon von Weitem ist die Burgruine auf dem Felsen zu sehen. Der Himmel ist bedeckt, aber das Wetter hält. Oben angekommen, machen wir eine Führung durch das einzige Gebäude mit Dach, einer kleinen Kapelle aus Sandstein und Fragmenten von Fresken. Ein Film bringt uns die Geschichte näher. Trotz der vielen Leute oben, ist die Atmosphäre ganz speziell. Schön!Read more

  • Day5

    Rock of Cashel

    May 24, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Den nächsten Stop haben wir zwei Stunden später in Cashel gemacht, um uns eines der wichtigsten irischen Wahrzeichen anzusehen. Der Rock of Cashel ist ein Felsen, der bereits im Altertum als Sitz der Feen und Kobolde galt und später zum Wohnsitz verschiedener Adelsfamilien ausgebaut wurde. Die Ruine besteht aus einer Kathedrale, einer Kapelle, einem gut erhaltenen Rundturm und natürlich einem Friedhof. In den Mauerlöchern nisten unzählige Vögel und wir haben sie ein wenig beim Nestbau beobachtet, die tolle Aussicht genossen und unseren Salat gegessen. Danach sind wir der Empfehlung meines Reiseführers gefolgt und waren noch auf ein Stück Apfelkuchen in Spearmints Bakery. Wie alles bisher sehr lecker. Langsam werden allerdings die Hosen enger 🙈Read more

  • Day4

    Rock of Cashel

    June 22, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 59 °F

    Our first stop after leaving Kilkenny was the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. Our early departure from Fanad House ensured our arrival at this iconic site ahead of the crowds.

    Located in an area known as the “Golden Vale,” the site is also known as St Patrick’s Rock. Legend has it that St Patrick converted the King of Munster here.The site served as the seat of the kings of Munster from the 4th century until it was presented to the church in the 12th century.

    Our admission — covered by the OPW Heritage Card — included access to the grounds and ruins, as well as to Cormac’s Chapel, which can only be visited on an official tour. We had a grand time exploring the Rock of Cashel ... despite the wind that was blowing quite cold.
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  • Day4

    Hore Abbey

    June 22, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 59 °F

    Glimpsing the ruins of Hore Abbey as we were exploring the Rock of Cashel, I was reminded that I wanted to stop there for a photo op.

    Hore Abbey, once a Benedictine place of worship, was transferred to the Cistercians in 1270. You see, the archbishop wanted to evict the Benedictines because he had dreamt that they were about to kill him.

    Asking for directions, we were discouraged from driving there due to lack of parking. Instead, we were directed to a path that runs down the hill to the abbey. Since Mui was feeling poorly due to a sinus infection, I went off on my own, cutting through a meadow where sheep were grazing peacefully.

    At the bottom of the hill, I hopped over the stone wall and walked across a cow pasture — no cows ... just plenty of ‘evidence’ of them — to reach the ruins. There wasn’t much to see here, but I did get the Rock of Cashel photo I was after.
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  • Day2

    Rock of Cashel

    November 24, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ 🌧 4 °C

    Wenn man in Irland angekommen ist, will man natürlich grüne Hügel und Ruinen sehen. Am Rock of Cashel hat man dies alles an einem Ort. Eine wunderschöne Ruine einer Kirche. Toller Blick über die Umgebung. #qualitytime #goenndir #irlandRead more


  • Day11

    rock of cashel

    February 13, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Ein Berg auf dem eine Burg errichtet wurde von einem König im Jahr 1107. 🙄
    Danach war ein Kloster in der Burg untergebracht.
    Es ist sehr schön durch die Burg zu Spatzieren und auch über den Friedhof. 😄
    Es gab sehr alte Gräber und auch zu sehen wie damals gebaut wurde ohne Mörtel oder ähnliches war sehr Intressant.

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  • Day11

    Rock of Cashel

    May 5, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ 🌧 48 °F

    We went on the the Rock of Cashel, a castle begun in the fifth century by the O'Bryan clan chiefs in this part of Ireland. A huge chunk of the bishop's tower as large as a Volkswagen was sitting on the ground. It was blown out of the northeastern corner in a single storm one night in the eighteenth century. Some of the wind we felt on top of that hill convinced me that such a catastrophe was entirely possible. However, since the building was abandoned at about the same time when a new bishop wanted a new residence down in the town, there was no need to replace the fallen material. Both the palace and the chapel were beautiful, even in their ruined state. The choir room, on the other hand, has been restored. At a restaurant at the base of the hill we enjoyed a lunch of baked chicken in mustard sauce, carrots and parsnips, and potatoes. The dessert was apple pie. We also got a complimentary Guinness Stout with the meal. Just after we climbed the hill to the castle, Glenda began to feel ill. She returned to the bus and took it easy, while I went on with my photography. Our guide Annie gave a very knowledgeable running commentary on Irish history, language, politics and culture as we rode back to the ship. Returning to the Royal Princess, I got us some pizza and brought it back to our room, where Glenda is resting and trying to recover. As we shoved off from Cobh, the Cobh town band was at the dock to play for our ship. They began with "Georgia On My Mind," and "King of the Road." Just as the lines were slipped, they broke into "Anchors Aweigh." About a hundred people on the dock began swaying their arms to the music, and we waved back. One little girl amused those of us on the port side of the ship by cutting somersaults down the dockside. As we left I got some good shots of the town and the cathedral. I went to the other side of the ship to see the place where the Titanic was docked before her fateful departure. When I tried to come inside, the automatic door for the promenade deck would not open, so I had to enlist help from some other passengers and crew to get the door to open. Finally they pointed me to another door. Coming back to the stateroom, I was engaged in a short conversation with another passenger about the wonderful conditions for photos today. I summarized our adventures, and he mentioned to me that he toured Cobh in a taxi with a driver named Patty O'Roark. Among other places, Patty took him to the Lusitania graveyard, where his grandparents are buried. Glenda just roused and says she thinks she has a slight fever. The captain announced that the voyage tonight may get a bit bouncy. High winds and rough seas are in our path.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Rock of Cashel, Cashel, Cashel kirkeruin, Castelo de Cashel