Beauty of Ireland

10 days on the roads of Ireland from Dublin to the Connemara

 

After a short stop in Dublin, we headed south through the Wicklow Mountains, then Kilkenny to finally reach the Rock of Cashel.

It was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion. In 1101, the King of Munster, Muirchertach Ua Briain, donated his fortress on the Rock to the Church. The picturesque complex has a character of its own and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. The entire plateau on which the buildings and graveyard lie is walled. In the grounds around the buildings an extensive graveyard includes a number of high crosses.

 

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