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Rock of Cashel
Cashel of the Kings
52.522305° N, 7.881489° W

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    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 →

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Holly Hayes
October 8, 2013
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July 11, 2014