WELCOME TO CASHEL
Cashel is situated in the Golden Vale, an area of rolling pastureland in South Tipperary in the province of Munster. The ‘City of Kings’ as it became known, was home to the high kings of Munster, who ruled for centuries from the magnificent site of the Rock of Cashel, until the Norman invasion in the 12th century. Situated overlooking the town and encircling plain, the iconic Rock of Cashel is one of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Ireland and one of the most visited.
THE ROCK OF CASHEL
The Rock of Cashel is a unique heritage site and it is universally recognised as having one of the world’s greatest collections of medieval architecture and Celtic art. This limestone outcrop has the most complete Romanesque church in Ireland, a 13th century Gothic cathedral, a 12th century round tower and an exquisitely restored 15th century Vicars choral. It is here that the original St. Patrick’s cross can be seen.
Cashel’s rich history is reflected in its built heritage from its medieval monasteries and fortified town houses to its newly conserved city walls. The Georgian quarter boasts both a Georgian Cathedral and the Bolton Library. The Old Town Hall is home to Cashel’s tourist office, where an MP3 player with a multi-lingual audio tour is available to use while exploring the town and its attractions. The Tourist Information Office at the Cashel Heritage Centre also
be enjoyed in the town where Arthur Guinness first worked.
The Tipperary Heritage Way Walk (Cashel to The Vee, County. Waterford) brings you along the banks of the River Suir. This is a great way to discover flora and fauna. The Cashel to Golden section is an 11km linear walk and if you walk a little further along the Suir you will find the beautiful ruins of Athassel Abbey.
Hurling/Gaelic Football/Camogie - GAA Sports Grounds, Cashel. Come and introduce yourself to one of Ireland’s oldest sports. Matches played most evenings and Sundays.Larkspur Park Sports Complex - 18 hole pitch and putt course, 4 tennis courts. Pay as you go green/court fees. Rugby – Cashel is home to one of the oldest Rugby Union Clubs in Ireland. Soccer – the Cashel Soccer club is situated in the historic area of Palmer’s Hill and enjoys spectacular views of the Golden Vale.
Bru Boru Heritage Centre, Cashel
Tel: 062 61122.Tipperary Excel Centre, Tipperary Town Tel: 062 80520
Cashel Public Library Tel: 062 63825
Rossa Pottery, Main Street, Cashel.Wide selection of pottery and sculptures from the clays of Tipperary. Tel: 062 61388.