Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mount Cashel, seat of ancient Irish kings

The Rock of Cashel is the seat of the ancient Irish Kings. This is where, in 990 CE, Brian Boru was crowned High King. That fact and other history and make Mount Cashel an important tourist destination.

The round-towered St. Patrick's Cathedral dominates the hill, giving a wide view over County Tipperary. The roofless church is now under repair, as the picture shows. The details below show a roosting pigeon and an elaborate tomb with a view.


 

A detail of Cormac's Chapel, with its wooden ceiling beams and artistic decor, is seen below.


 This wide view from the walled hill reveals an angry sky.

 

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