The Rock of Cashel dates back to the 5th century when legend states that Saint Patrick baptized King Aengus who became the first Christian ruler of Ireland! The Rock was the home of Ireland rulers until 1101 when it was donated to the church by the King. The current structure dates back to the 12th and 13th centuries. #rockofcashel#stpatrick#ireland#solotravel
1 3518 August, 2019
While down in Tipperary, we decided to detour and check out the beautiful Rock of Cashel
Rock of Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland 🇮🇪 (Reminds me a bit of Lord of the Rings for some reason 🤔) You’ll find the Rock of Cashel filled with tourists according to Discover Ireland.
This place holds significance in Ireland’s history and folklore. The patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick is said to have arrived t this spot in AD 432. He then baptized King Aengus, Ireland’s first Christian ruler.
There are other historically important legends here too.
As tangible reminders the Rock of Cashel today has many mediveal monuments.
A 12th-century round tower with a High Cross is of the oldest surviving building on the Rock. Cormac's Chapel is one of the earliest and finest churches built in the Romanesque style. There is also a 13th century Gothic cathedral, a 15th-century castle along with the Hall of the Vicars.
And most interesting of them all, you’ll find the original Cross of St. Patrick here!
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