Rock of Cashel

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Rock of Cashel

Cashel historic tellings are of Irish province of the Munster province and is still as popular as St. Patrick. In fact, this is an Irish historical landmark, Celtic great cathedral has sunk in ruins. The Rock of Cashel is one of the most visited tourist destinations throughout the country.

The Cathedral is located near the city Cashel, which is located in the southern Irish county of Tipperary. Rock of Cashel traditionally serves as the seat of kings in Munster for several hundred years before the Norman Conquest in these lands. The ruins preserved of these ancient times are quite a bit. Most of the historical heritage, which today has reached us was built in the 12th and 13th century.

Today you can see the massive scale of Cashel rock figures who in their picturesque qualities have no equivalent in Europe. Cashel in literal translation means "royal fortress". After the 12th century the rock began to develop as an important Christian center. Even before that in 1101 the then King of Munster gives the church building a round tower, which has managed to persist until today and was erected shortly after that date.

A decade later, in 1111 Rock of Cashel passes into the possession of the archbishop, who this time was the only one in the Irish possessions and was in Armagh. The original cathedral was located where today is located inside the temple, but it has no specific information.

Cashel Rock

The magnificent Roman church, which has remained to this day stands dignified on the hill. It was lit back in 1134, and in the 13th century was built anew. In the Cormac chapel you can see today the oldest Roman wall paintings all over Ireland. In the 16th century they were deleted, as it is plastered on the mud, but in 1980 were restored.

Today, the tourism tour starts at Cashel choral hall which, was built in the 15th century. It was completely restored in 1975 on the European Architectural Heritage year. Today it also houses a small museum with exhibitions of artifacts from excavations carried out around the Rock of Cashel.

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