The Rock of Cashel, which was visited by HM Queen Elizabeth the Second during her historic visit to Ireland, is spectacularly positioned on an outcrop of limestone overlooking the Golden Vale in the heart of Tipperary. Filled with history and legends, the medieval site was once the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster and as legend has it, the site where St. Patrick converted the King of Munster to Christianity in the 5th century.
Hugely significant to Ireland's ancient history, this impressive attraction, close to Cashel, can be explored with the help of guided tours and audio-visual presentations. Some of the highlights at this popular tourist attraction include a 12th century High Cross, Round Tower and Romanesque Chapel.
The site is open throughout the year and guided tours are available.
Tel. +353 62 61437
GPS 52.522964 -7.8937278
Mid Sept. - Mid Oct. Daily 9.00 - 17.30
Mid Oct. - Mid March Daily 9.00 - 16.30
Mid March - Early June Daily 9.00 - 17.30
Last admission at 16.45
Early June - Mid Sept. Daily 9.00 - 19.00
Last admission at 18.15
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO RESTORATION WORK, ACCESS TO CORMAC'S CHAPEL WILL BE BY GUIDED TOUR ONLY FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER EACH YEAR, UNTIL THE WORKS ARE COMPLETE.
Closed 24th to 26th December inclusive.
Please note that all groups must be pre-booked.
Average Length of Visit: 1 - 1.5 hours.
Public toilets and car/coach park close to site.