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The Rock of Cashel

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The Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary
Irish Landscape Photography , Nigel Borrington

The Rock of Cashel

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The town of Cashel, in County Tipperary is home to one of Ireland best known and most visited locations, the Rock. It must be one of the most photographed locations in the country and has visitors all year around.

A Wikipedia page describes it as follows:


According to local mythology, the Rock of Cashel originated in the Devil’s Bit, a mountain 20 miles (30 km) north of Cashel when St. Patrick banished Satan from a cave, resulting in the Rock’s landing in Cashel.[1] Cashel is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century.

The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion. In 1101, the King of Munster, Muirchertach Ua Briain, donated his fortress on the Rock to the Church. The picturesque complex has a character of its own and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe, Few remnants of the early structures survive; the majority of buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries.


Image Gallery

I took the images in this post early one cold November morning last year.

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7 responses

  1. These are the kinds of places I want to see, looking forward to visiting the place of my heritage.

    August 29, 2013 at 11:33 am

    • Hello Arche 🙂

      That’s great, you will be given a big welcome here 🙂 🙂

      August 29, 2013 at 12:26 pm

  2. Your work has such a wonderful feel…great!

    August 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm

  3. Just a fascinating history to this place Nigel! And wonderful images with the monochrome shadows and textures. 🙂

    August 29, 2013 at 10:08 pm

  4. 1annecasey

    Beautiful shots – particularly like the silhouettes! : ))

    September 3, 2013 at 7:07 am

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