As the Rock of Cashel can be seen from the Abbey, there is a splendid view of Hore Abbey from the n-w side of the cemetery behind the walls of the Rock. Originally built by Benedictines in 1266, it was handed over to Cistercian monks 6 years later. Legend has it that the Bishop of Cashel had a bad dream about the Benedictines that wanted to kill...more
Standing on a rocky promontory 60 metres high, you can see why the site was chosen, with a superb view across the Tipperary plains. Any marauders could be seen hours before they got anywhere near the place. The original fortress was built during the 4th c and called the "Castle of Kings". Important kings that reigned here included Aengus and above...more
The Cathedral on John's Street was built to replace the church at The Rock of Cashel. The foundation stones were laid in 1749 on the site of the medieval church of St. John the Baptist which had previously been located at the site. The church is built in the georgian style.The tower and spire were added at the turn of the century.A depiction of...more
The Rock of Cashel really is an amazing site. It sits right outside the center of Cashel on a large mound of limestone. Large stone walls encircle a complete round tower, a roofless abbey, a 12th century Romanesque chapel, and numerous other buildings and high crosses. It is composed of four structures which are the Hall of the Vicars Choral, the...more
At the beginning of the hill going up to the Rock, turn left and you will find a lovely little path that will lead you into the countryside surrounding the village and the rock. It is a lovely and easy walk to do to just get the blood flowing again if you have had a long journey.more
Hi! We stayed at the Cashel Palace Hotel and loved it. It's a short walk up to Cashel right next to...more
Cashel Bay, Cashel, Connemara, Ireland
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The Bishop's Buttery is the gourmet restaurant attached to the Cashel Palace hotel. As a "Blue Book" restaurant I would expect certain high standards of food and I cannot be sure that they were met. The Blue Book is a book setting out the main hotels and restaurants of a gourmet type in Ireland. It lists mostly country house types of restaurants...more
Chez Hans is located in an old church building near the Rock of Cashel. The restaurant has long being regarded as one of the best restaurants in Tipperary and indeed Ireland. The restaurant offers an ecclectic international styled menu with an Irish twist.The restaurant is quiet expensive for evening meal but there is an early bird menu...more
the chez hans is an excellent restaurant in cashel. it is located on moore lane at the foot of the rock of cashel. i would guess that the chez hans is probably the best restaurant in county tipperary. the menu offers beef, lamb, and seafood dishes. they also have an impressive wine list. expensive but worth it.more
This has been the finest restaurant in the town since it opened in 1968 and continues to attract customers from long distances. Its located in an old church, which adds to the cosy atmosphere and fine dining experience. It also now has a cafe for day-time food located right beside it.more
Chez Hans was established more than 30 years ago and has maintaiined its position as one of the best restaurants in the region ever since. A large proportion of the clientele appear to be Irish people who have travelled quite a distance to dine there. It is located in a renovated church on a road leading up to the Rock of Cashel. Main courses fall...more
I use the word "nightclub" liberally here as to call this establishment a nightclub is an exaggeration. It is a place to go for a late drink when the pubs close. Unfortunately Grant's is as close as Cashel gets to a club. I would recommend avoiding this place and sticking to Brian Boru's pub as it has a late licence. that is unless you REALLY want...more
Named after the ancient High King of Irelnad who was crowned at The Rock of Cashel, this pub has only recently opened in Cashel in 2007. The pub has fast become the busiest and livliest pub in Cashel and offers live music at weekends (Live Band or DJ)The pub has a heated outdoor smoking area. Casualmore
Dowling's Bar at the bottom of Main Street serves the best pint in Cashel. the spotless family run pub has a lovely atmosphere with wooden furnishing and interior complete with open fire.The pub has a real traditional feel with a snug set into the corner at the front of the pub. Casualmore
The road connections are pretty good, so we always drive because its much easier than taking public transport.......I would reccommend driving over public transport any day!!
Just pop in to this little store. They really have some lovely items in there and you do not always have to buy things when visiting shops, sometimes it is good to just look and see what is available in other countries and villages.
We left Innishannon and started to drive back to Dublin in the pouring rain. On the way we stopped at the Rock of Cashel (monastery built in 1101). It is a ruin and they don't intend to restore any of it. After seeing things like York Minister (Norman church - circa 900 AD), we weren't impressed. Probably the rain didn't help. Anyway, since we didn't stay there long,
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.
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.
Equipment: 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.
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...more
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...more