Cashel House Hotel
Cashel Town, Cashel, Connemara, Ireland
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Real St. Patrick's Cross
Rock of Cashel at Night
Gaelic crosses on the Rock of Cashel.
Access to the Rock of Cashel.
Wy wife and I will be visiting Ireland this comming June and July. We would likt to see the Rock of Cashel but, unfortunately, we have difficulty in climbing stairs and walking up hills. Is there any way to get up to the castle other than by foot? Is it possible to drive up to the top?
Re: Access to the Rock of Cashel.
You might like to contact the site directly, because they can make access arrangements for visitors with disabilities if notified in advance:
They will certainly be able to advise you about access.
Re: Access to the Rock of Cashel.
The best views of the Rock of Cashel are from further away - up close, in my opinion, it's not nearly as impressive. Anyone in the area should be able to point you in the direction of a good viewing spot. It's been a view years since I visited but I think, like most older monuements, there are stairs and uneven floors pretty much everywhere. I agree with the other poster - probably best to contact the site in advance to find out about access.
Travel Tips for Cashel
Attention to detail
As you pass through the castles, ruins, abbeys and the such, pay attention to the detail of the craftsmanship that went into the construction and how they were able to do the work with limited tools. Wandering through the castle will amaze you with the scale of the buildings and the detail that went into the construction. Those memories will stay with you.
Rock of Cashel
Opening and closing times depend largely on the availability of staff and visitor numbers. It is therefore advisable for visitors to check in advance to avoid disappointment. Disabled Access: Guide dogs permitted.
Tee to Green
One of the best and most picturesque eighteen hole par-three golf courses in Ireland is located less than two kilometres north of Cashel just off the old Dublin Road. It is located around the summit of a low hill and affords spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The course is quite challenging with a number of very memorable holes, particularly the final two. Even the inexperienced golfer should be able to plot a course around, although the nature of the terrain will ensure a number of hanging lies. The greens are quite generous and very well-maintained, although they can become extremely quick in mid-Summer. There is also a driving range beside the reception, to the side of which one walks to get to the first tee. The green fees are very reasonable, and one can borrow clubs at the course for no extra charge. There is a golf equipmennt shop at the course and the owner is very helpful and informative. There are no strict rules on footwear.
Established by ArchBishop Bolton who put the collection together in the first half of the 18th century, the collection features the smallest book ever produced as well as many important early manuscripts and printed books. It has recently been restored and is to be found in a small building in the grounds of St John's Cathedral.
The collection is open Monday to Friday, 10-4 pm
Rock of Cashel Cathedral
The cathedral is a 13th century Gothic structure that overshadows the other ruins. Rising over the center of the cathedral is a huge, square tower with a turret on one corner. Scattered throughout, are panels from the 16th century alter tombs and coats of arms from the Butlers. The cathedral is the large structure on the left side in the picture to the right. Cormac's Chapel is the small structure on the right side in the picture.