Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel, otherwise known as St. Patrick’s Rock, is one of the most iconic landmarks in Ireland.Located in Cahel in County Tipperary and less than an hour’s drive from Kilkenny City, the site is well worth a visit.

The site is claimed to be the location of the conversion of the Aengus, King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th Century A.D. Most of the buildings still on show on the Rock of Cashel date from 12th and 13th centuries when the Rock passed from the Kings of Munster to the Church.

The Rock of Cashel is one of the finest collection of medieval architecture and Celtic art and it open to the public from Mid-March to Mid-October.

It is only 40 minutes drive from the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel and well worth a visit.