The IrishCentral vacation travel guide to mystical, mythological Ireland


The Rock was the traditional seat of the high Kings of Munster prior to the Norman invasion.

Numerous buildings are perched on the site, the majority of which date back to the 12th and 13th centuries, and today hold some of the most extraordinary collections of Celtic art in Europe.

The Rock of Cashel is also known as St. Patrick’s Rock, because Cashel is the presumed site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century.

The site has as small admission fee, and guided tours are available upon request.