The town of Cashel lies nestled in the protective shadow of one of Ireland’s most impressive landmarks, the Rock of Cashel. This limestone outcrop rises dramatically above the Golden Valeand is home to a cluster of medieval monuments, including a Round Tower, Romanesque chapel, Gothic cathedral, Archbishop’s castle and chapter house. The Rock of Cashel owes its name to St.Patrick, who according to legend baptised the King of Munster on the Rock. Centuries later the site was conquered by Ireland’s most famous king, Brian Boru. In 1101, the Rock of Cashel was handed over to the Irish Church.
Cashel: History & Guide tells the story of Cashel from its earliest days, when it was the seat of the kings of Munster, to its present day status as one of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations. Featuring two walking trails and an impressive selection of illustrations, this book will appeal to locals and tourists alike.