Rock of Cashel

River Shannon & Lakelands

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Rock of Cashel

A contrast of Celtic and Medieval architecture, the Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland's most iconic, and most visited, historic sites. Dating back to the time of St. Patrick (5th century), the first rocks laid here were said to be cast out from the cave of the Devil! Holy relics and high crosses from the Celtic era dot the grounds, which were once the seat of the king of Munster. A 12th century Romanesque chapel, as well as a 13th century Gothic one, house some of the country's most impressive frescoes and medieval art.

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The River Shannon and the Lakelands is a large region, taking in bountiful countryside as well as several towns.