Rock of Cashel

Cashel is home to the iconic Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig). One of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Ireland and one of the most visited. Cashel’s rich history is reflected in its built heritage, from prehistoric raths to medieval monasteries and fortified town houses, a Georgian Cathedral and a 21st century Library. The Georgian quarter also boasts the Bolton Library where you can find the smallest book in Ireland


The Rock of Cashel


The Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig), more formally St. Patrick's Rock, is 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.

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.

Address: Cashel, Co. Tipperary



  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Rock of Cashel,County Tipperary on their State Visit to Ireland.

While touring the Rock of Cashel visitors have the option to:

  • Explore the Castle Grounds
  • Take a Guided Tour
  • Exhibitions

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