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Go Historic ID
318553
names
Rock of Cashel
Cashel of the Kings
coordinates
52.522305° N, 7.881489° W
styles/periods
phone
062/61437

Essays on the Rock of Cashel

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    October 6, 2011

    Visitors enter the Rock of Cashel complex through the Hall of the Vicars Choral, built in the 15th century. The vicars choral were laymen (sometimes minor canons) appointed to assist in chanting the cathedral services. The Hall was restored in connection with the European Architectural Heritage Year (1975) and contains a small museum of artifacts excavated on the Rock of Cashel. The earliest and most lofty of the Cashel edifices is the round tower next to the cathedral's north transept. It originally faced the west end of the 12th-century cathedral. continue reading →

Article Info

Short URL
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Submitted by
Holly Hayes
First published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014