Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel: Hours, Address, Rock of Cashel Reviews: 4.5/5

Rock of Cashel
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
About
A majestic medieval fortress now in ruins: contains the Hall of Vicars and a 13th century cathedral.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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IrishStarUpTyrone
Dungannon, UK17 contributions
Rock of Cashel,well worth a visit
Sep 2021 • Solo
Rock of Cashel is definitely worth a visit. Only thing I found hard was trying to find a place to park.I must of drove around Cashel Town about 15 times before finding a parking space
Written 1 September 2021
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Matthew B
Ireland’s Ancient East, Ireland27 contributions
Ancient stone with hidden secrets.
Aug 2021 • Couples
After many years of driving past I finally made the time to visit this ancient place. Really well worth a visit. As always the OPW staff do a great job. Make time to take a tour it’s gives a far better insight of the sites history which is obviously intertwined with Irelands religious and political landscape. We took a tour with the very engaging and informative John “Johnny” Cash. Be sure to look out for Bishop Butlers tomb and his mysterious 14 apostles.
Written 23 August 2021
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AnnetteMc
Birdhill, Ireland86 contributions
family outing
Aug 2021
As you drive into the town of Cashel the Rock of Cashel is quite a sight to behold. A time can be pre-booked and the site is free to visit during Covid times
Written 16 August 2021
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jcgdublin
Dublin, Ireland166 contributions
History Comes Alive!
Jul 2021
Incredible history comes to life with excellent tour guides and a perfect location to hit on the way to Youghal or other locations in Ireland. Everyone was very helpful and very well organised for safety for all and lucky we arrived for a tour as the guide was very knowledgeable of the Rock and the area and really brought history to life.
Written 15 August 2021
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Darren C
Fleet, UK365 contributions
Stunning
Aug 2021 • Solo
Very impressive from a distance and even more so close up. Unfortunately to everything opened due to COVID but as a result was free. There is a guided tour and although I missed it, I would recommend joining it to learn more about the place.
Written 13 August 2021
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Joanne W
73 contributions
Outstanding & free
Jul 2021 • Couples
Despite Covid restrictions this was still an outstanding attraction to visit. We had pre-booked online and were pleasantly surprised to find out it was free. On arrival we were met by a lovely guy in the booth who asked if we wanted a guided tour. This we were informed lasted approx 30 mins and again was free. Our guide was called Helen who as well as being very knowledgeable also made the history very interesting. We then were able to wander round ourselves following the 1 way system where it was in place. The car park at the bottom of the hill was very reasonable as it was €4.50 for the day. We look forward to returning when things are 'normal' again to see inside.
Written 26 July 2021
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Leeanne101
Thurles, Ireland26 contributions
Top place in Ireland to visit
Jul 2021 • Couples
Guided tours are fantastic, really picture painting and eye opening. Completely necessary if you are playing a visit.
Romanesque Cormac’s Chapel built 1127-1134. Made of sandstone and has remains of medieval frescoes inside. Has the oldest spiral staircase in Ireland. Fascinating history.
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, 13th century building of gothic architecture. Built in a crucifix shape. Plenty of intentional imperfections in the building as people in the 1200’s believed only God created perfection. Please ask for the story of Archbishop Miller Macgrath if you decide to visit.
Written 25 July 2021
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Irish1978
Ireland104 contributions
Enjoyable but brief
Jul 2021
Free entry at the moment though you do have to book a time slot and pay for parking (a little pricey at €4.50). We were there on a beautiful day and had amazing views but it really is quite a brief tour as any indoor facilities are closed. still very enjoyable and we took some time to read some of the WW! gravestones and find out a little about them afterwards,
Written 25 July 2021
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NicStarbar
Dublin, Ireland43 contributions
Nice but not a must do
Jun 2021 • Couples
The Rock of Cashel was nice and the views were beautiful. I don’t think I would pay to visit the site as there isn’t a lot happening due to Covid - currently it’s free. The car park is too expensive and the fee should be reduced. €4.50 for 24minutes. (Free for 20mins)
Written 18 July 2021
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Donna
Waterford, Ireland40 contributions
Nice to visit
Jul 2021 • Couples
We went there today and we found it alot busier than expected with covid and having had to book a time slot also. I found it very overwhelming at times with how many people were there. The tour guide was fantastic a fountain of knowledge. The views were stunning. It's in a lovely location
Written 11 July 2021
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