S0740 : Castles of Munster: Cashel, Rock of Cashel, Tipperary

taken 8 years ago, near to Caiseal, Tipperary, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Cashel, Rock of Cashel, Tipperary
Castles of Munster: Cashel, Rock of Cashel, Tipperary
The view is of the cathedral and its attached castle on the Rock of Cashel. From the earliest of times, and before these buildings were erected, what is now the cathedral close was always a fortress. It was then the seat of Brian Boru, crowned High King of Ireland in 977, but in 1101 it was handed over to the church by Muircheartach O'Brien. Violence erupted on the Rock in 1647 when the Rock of Cashel was stormed by Lord Inchiquin's forces. During the conflict twenty clerics who had taken refuge there were killed within the castle, as were all the Irish Confederate troops.
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 July, 2009
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Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! S 0742 4093 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.2067N 7:53.4854W
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Irish: geotagged! S 0742 4093
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