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Rock of Cashel

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“cormac's chapel”(69 reviews)
A majestic medieval fortress now in ruins: contains the Hall of Vicars and a 13th century cathedral.
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Cashel, Ireland
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All reviews guided tour cormac's chapel under construction celtic crosses patrick's cross round tower surrounding countryside car park great history restoration work free tour lots of history worth the trip free entry hore abbey entrance fee walk around
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Reviewed today

Well preserved ruins of a historic site, with renovation work well done. We had an excellent guide to explain the history of the castle, including its disturbing demise. Well worth the walk, take some time to explore the surrounding area and countryside.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kat E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another site worth visiting, The ruins are neat to see, the views are picturesque, and the history associated with St. Patrick is very interesting. Parking is tricky to find and make sure to arrive before closing. The video presentation is informative. I would not pay...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had difficulty finding the parking for this heritage site as the signs entering the village are not well marked. We got to the door at 3:48pm along with several other families and a very rude employee would not let us in as the last...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful stone castle up on a mount. Easy walk with beautiful views of the town. Every time you turned a corner or went through a door there was an unexpected treat. Inspiring. We went mid-week and there were very few visitors at that time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TravelSistersBLOG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just round the corner and down the hill. You will be in AWE of this beautiful structure. My son and daughter ages 11 and 14 could not believe their eyes. Town is cute and worth some time too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank galofmanycities
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of all the castles I saw in Ireland, this was my favorite. The tour was fabulous, very interactive. I loved my time here!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nmbusath
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting religious / historical site. Large car park attached. A variety of ruins to wander around. Good views of the surrounding countryside from the walls.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking through this castle. We got free tickets from the local ice cream shop. We were in a rush so we did go with a tour guide. It's worth checking out. Nice veiws.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank brubbyg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were travelling from Northern Ireland down to County Cork and needed a brief stop to break up the journey. This is a pretty little historic site - we didn't pay to go inside but we were still able to enjoy the visage from the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RockMeAsmodeus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting stories we learnt of the St Patrick’s Rock. The guided tour with John was excellent with stories to complement the rich historical site. Parking was interesting as one needs to read the instructions properly to get out. After visiting the Rock, we visited the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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March 13, 2019|
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Response from Deborah J | Reviewed this property |
Usually early in the morning yes, wait a little bit.
January 30, 2019|
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Response from jimpQ2490OE | Reviewed this property |
It is a very old national monument. About the same as most old castles. No play area, more educational than entertaining.
August 14, 2018|
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Response from DavidL16091 | Property representative |
Hi Vladimir No all of the conservation work is fully completed.