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Rock of Cashel

Cashel, Ireland
+353 62 61437
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A majestic medieval fortress now in ruins: contains the Hall of Vicars and a 13th century cathedral.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cashel, Ireland
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

The Rock of Cashel was a castle and then a monastery. It was built over 1500 years ago and has been added to many times. You can see the changes in the architecture - going from square opening to rounded gothic to the pointed arches...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This was a great stop along the way, Still in great shape and the view over the town and fields are amazing! Must see if you are in the area.

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

This is hallowed ground for Ireland's Christian heritage. Sitting on the top of a hill, the wind whips around the ruins, creating its own microclimate. We started with the introductory film, which provided important background to the importance of this place & some idea how...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

The Rock of Cashel is an important piece of Irish history. Though not as 'museumy' as other sites (few exhibits and artifacts), the ruins, castle, cathedral, and landscape provide a unique and vital sense of place and time in Ireland.

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views from the Rock and enjoyed the tour of Cormac's Chapel, watched an informative film on Ireland's history, and the self guided tour of the site. Restorative work is being completed on many parts of the Rock, and it is amazing what can be...More

Thank AndreaK516
Reviewed 7 January 2016

A free visit courtesy of a voucher from a Cashel restaurant and an amazing experience courtesy of an exceptional and informative guide.

Thank Champagnz
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The rock is a wondrous place steeped in History.It was a rainy day which added to the ambiance..the guided tour was very informative too...well worth the visit!

Thank Mysticman C
Reviewed 1 January 2016

I really enjoyed visiting the Rock of Cashel. I felt that the tour was quiet long but interesting at parts.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

If you want to take nice pictures, try to get here early, before bus loads of people arrive. We were able to take some amazing photos without people in them, but after the busses arrived it was tough to get pics without others in them....More

Thank Jeanniejo1
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Impressive ruins of castle and cathedral with a small museum near the entrance and a graveyard form where you have a great view over the surroundings. Within walking distance of Cashel town. Don't miss it when you visit Cashel.

Thank Helmut F
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jesselodge
If I am planning to show up with a family of 4 should I be concerned about buying a ticket the morning of or should I call ahead? I'm not sure if there are space limitations or not. Thank you,
31 May 2017|
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Response from fleishans | Reviewed this property |
No problems getting in, and yes the parking lot is right at the bottom of the site.
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tikismom
does anyone know how the tours work - ie are there set hours for tour departures? We cannot get there by opening but rather will arrive at app. 10:30am if we are lucky. we also want to see cahir castle and the swiss cottage and then blarney castle.........
23 May 2017|
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Response from bigshow66 | Reviewed this property |
They have regular tours straight after you watch a video about Rock of Cashel. So probably every 30 mins.
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Jose Luis G
Do you provide guided tours in Spanish?
26 March 2017|
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Response from Accv2000 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Jose they do not, it is guided But it would be worth going to Cashel Folk Village museum , if I remember it's on its way up towards the rock, it's a bit like a museum, you will find multi-lingual documention and there... More
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