Although I’ve lived in Ireland all my life, I had never before visited the Rock of Cashel. It is an impressive site with plenty to see and commands fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.
There is a public car park adjacent to the Rock of Cashel site where the charge was €4 on the day that we visited. There is a short, steep walk from the car park to the Rock — too steep for my companion.
Although the Rock of Cashel is a well known Irish tourist attraction, it seems quite a few Irish people have not visited it. We were immediately struck by the scale of the historic buildings contained within the Rock of Cashel site which includes a round tower, a large and impressive cathedral, a Romanesque Chapel, a “Hall of the Vicars Choral”, a graveyard with some high Celtic crosses and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
The Rock of Cashel site is operated by the Office of Public Works and admission is usually €6 for an adult. Our visit, by chance, was on the first Wednesday of the month so admission was free under the OPW’s 2013 ‘Free Wednesday’s’ scheme.