Zetland Country House Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Cashel Bay, Cashel, Connemara, Ireland
Zetland Country House Hotel
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by gilliam

What is the admission price to Rock of Cashel castle?

RE: Admissionprice

by Krumel

On Heritage Ireland you can find the admission prices and opening hours of many Irish attractions. Well, those that are owned by the State, anyway. Here is the link to the Rock of of Cashel:


Travel Tips for Cashel

Rock of Cashel

by Nobbe

This was the seat of kings and mediaeval bishops for 900 years and flourished until the early 17th century. Indeed there was a settlement here from pre-Christian times, traces of which have long since vanished.

The Sanctuary

by Nobbe

The largest structure in this rich complex is the roofless 12th century Cathedral which despite its ruined state is still remarkably graceful. In 1647 the cathedral witnessed one of the worst atrocities of Cromwell's war. As his troops, under the command of Lord Iniquin, approached the town, the citizens of Cashel fled to the sanctuary of the cathedral. Iniquin ordered his soldiers to pile turf around the walls and set it alight. Hundreds were roasted to death.

Hore Abbey ruins

by SquadCaptain

The Hore Abbey is at the base of the Rock of Cashel. You have to walk through a cow pasture to get to the ruins while being 'eyed' by a few bulls and many cows. The abbbey is impresive when you take the time to look at the detail of the rock carving and the construction. There is a small graveyard there and great views of the Rock from the abbey.

Rock of Cashel

by Sprucebeer

The Rock of Cashel is comprised of the ruins of several buildings, including the Cathedral within which you will find tombs. When we visited, there were scafolds set-up so I presume they are trying to preserve the ruins.

The twin towers of the castle surprisingly show Germanic influence and also contains one of the best preserved Irish frescos from this time period.

My general feeling for the place was first of surprise at this castle/cathedral that high up on a hill within landscape of farms, fields and valley. Once up there you then get a sense of somberness as you are walking amongst a huge and elevated graveyard.

The view from up there is also fantastic and well worth the walk up (not far from the town's main street).

St Patrick's Cross

by Nobbe

The entrance to the Castle area is by way of the Vicars Choral which has been restored and now serves as a Museum. It houses the Original St Patrick’s Cross (12th C) which was set into the coronation stone (4th C). A replica has been set in its place. On the photo you will see the copy of the original one. St Patrick was said to have visited Cashel in 450AD and the cross was erected in his honor.


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Address: Cashel Bay, Cashel, Connemara, Ireland