Cashel and Cahir, Ireland – In Photos

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Words by Dalene Heck / Photography Pete Heck

When in Ireland it is impossible not to be captured by the beauty of castles and ruins, that are magnificently spread across the country.  Two of our favorites sites we stopped at along our road trip to Cork.

The Rock of Cashel

The reputed seat of ancient kings, this immense clump of buildings dates back to the 12th century and houses some of the best collections of medieval architecture and Celtic art in all of Europe.

Cashel, Ireland

The Fortress Wall

The Fortress

Rock of Cashel, Ireland

Inside the Fortress at Cashel

Mosaics inside Cashel

Cahir Castle

Built in 1142 by the Prince of Thomond, Cahir is a well preserved castle that is now situated in Cahir town center. The castle is surrounded by a river and beautiful park to enjoy a picnic lunch in.

Cahir Castle, Ireland

Cahir Castle Walls

The Majestic Cahir Castle

A Park Next to Cahir Castle

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    1. Haha – not quite yet…but we are looking forward to heading up to the Giant’s Causeway this week…at least just for the change in scenery! 🙂

  1. We really enjoyed the Rock of Cashel tour – it’s so old. Thought it was interesting how only six more people can be buried in the cemetery there because you had to be born before a certain date.

  2. Seeing great pictures like that makes me wonder how life was for people in those days. We sometimes think we have it hard now but wow, it must have been harder then

  3. Loved this Dalene…inspiring with those great photos. May be spending a lot of time based in UK from next year on so Ireland here we come!

  4. Just found out yesterday my great, great, great grandmother was born in Cahir. Looked it up and found your photos. Lovely shots.
    Now planning a trip to go there. Thanks.

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