Pub Talk’s Countdown to St. Patty’s Day; the Rock of Cashel

The Pub Talk Countdown continues, and as we get closer to Saint Patrick’s Day, I thought a few photos from Ireland may help to put you in the holiday spirit.  Today’s photo is from the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, perhaps Ireland’s most iconic building.

The Rock of Cashel

Once the home of the High Kings of Munster, no one knows exactly when the Rock of Cashel was built, but we do know it was around for hundreds of years before the Norman invasion of Ireland in 12th century.  It is a sacred and well as historic site, as legend has it Saint Patrick himself converted the High King to catholicism on this spot sometime during the 5th century.  The Rock of Cashel was handed over to the church in 1101 and it served for centuries as the seat of one of Ireland’s archbishops.  That is until Oliver Cromwell came around…

by Dave McBride


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