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Blarney Castle Day Tour from Dublin Including Rock of Cashel & Cork City
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lahanna wrote a review Oct 11
belfast66 contributions9 helpful votes
Visiting the Rock of Cashel is definitely worth it. However, be aware that there is no entry to most of the buildings on the site currently due to Covid. But, entry was half price, and there was entry to the ruined 12 century cathedral and great views from the site. A little disappointing as we had travelled there specifically to see the site, but still well worth visiting.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Darren’s Discoveries wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions6 helpful votes
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Visited here about a week ago and I have to say the drive towards it was almost as magical as the actual site itself. It is honestly like something out of Harry Potter, I know yes, that was a castle, but as you see this place from the road it looks like a scene taken straight from the Harry Potter franchise! Unfortunately a lot of the attractions were closed due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. However, the prices were adapted to reflect the inaccessibility of certain areas of the site which was a grey adaptation on the site managers behalf. It takes approx 20 mins or so to scout the site itself (assuming longer be it that everything else was open) We will definitely return as normal life resumes to explore all the Rock of Cashel has to offer!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Cary L wrote a review Sep 2020
Ennis, Ireland206 contributions110 helpful votes
I came to the Rock of Cashel 25 years ago when I first got married and had moved to Ireland. Having majored in History this was something I wanted to see. If memory serves me it was packed with visitors so you really didn't have the time to take in the ambiance and the history of the place. My initial thought....very cool but OK let's move on. OK, roll forward 25 years and we are in the middle of worldwide epidemic. People don't know whether they are coming or going and the government is encouraging "staycations" So, we went down Kilkenny for the weekend and on our way we decided to make a stop at the Rock of Cashel. This time around I really got to take my time and really study the architecture, ask questions and read up on the castle. Brian Boru was crowned Kind of Munster in 985. Can you believe it? 985! Over a thousand years of history right in front. The castle was built starting in the 4th century and in 1101 handed over to the Church. It became the residence of the Bishop. The cathedral was built between 1235 and 1270. In 1647 it was sacked by the 1st of Earl of Inchiquin and Irish Confederate troops as well clergy were massacred. In 1749 the Anglican Archbishop had the roof removed. This was heavily criticized but it remains today...without a roof. This is architecture that brings you back in time. The ingenuity, the craftsmanship, the history, this is what should be taught to the young people to keep the history of Ireland alive and to make everyone understand that if we hand over our sovereign rights to outside forces we lose our history and our identity. This is true history!!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Tr8velbug wrote a review Sep 2020
Lisburn, United Kingdom543 contributions146 helpful votes
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We were lucky to see this as it had only just reopened after closing due to Covid. All self guided and such an impressive sight with so much history. We also walked from here to Hoare Abbey which was also worth a trip!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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S2020 wrote a review Sep 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
really enjoyed this historical site. no guided tours available but friendly staff dotted about the site to answer any questions. Well persevered ruins. Nearby parking (paid). Close walk to the town centre. We stopped off on the way to Cork, we easy when getting on and off the motorway, not too far out of the journey either.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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