Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ireland - Cashel

We took a drive to Cashel during our week in Ireland to see "The Rock of Cashel". The Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick's Rock, is a historic site in Ireland's province of Munster, located at Cashel, South Tipperary. It was about an hour or so's drive through Tipperary (long way....). The castle towers over the town of Cashel on top of a rocky plateau. The oldest of the towers on the site dates back to c.1100. The castle is surrounded by a graveyard and a stone wall. The view from the castle grounds are impressive, extending for miles across the green countryside. The kids enjoyed checking out the dates on the gravestones, and rolling down the hill! And once again, the Irish sun shone down on us. How lucky were we?!

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