Cashel, Co Tipperary, Ireland

Rock of Cashel Tourist Attraction

Rock of Cashel - the seat of Kings and mediaeval bishops for 900 years until the early 17th century. A spectacular group of Mediaeval buildings set on an outcrop of a limestone in the Golden Vale including a round tower, Romanesque Chapel, cathedral and restored hall of the Vicar's Choral. Open all year.


Bothan Scor - Restored penal cottage


Hore Abbey - Cistercian Ruin


Fethard - Medieval Walled Town with remains of 15th century castle

Bru Boru Heritage Centre - The palace of Boru (Brian Boru was king of all Ireland in 11th century) is now a national heritage centre at the foot of the Rock of Cashel. It has a well-equipped theatre with frequent performances of the very best of Irish music, song and dance. The centre also houses a fully computerised genealogical service.


Cashel Folk Village - Opened in 1984 it contains many interesting informal reconstructions; The Widow Breenís Kitchen; The Wild Rover Pub; Joe Noonanís Butcher Stall and Delaneyís Forge.


Holycross Abbey - 12th century abbey built by Donal Mor OíBrien, restored and now in daily use. 6kms from Cashel

Bolton Library

BruBru Heritage Centre

Bolton Library - Contains a unique collection of antiquarian books and is the finest collection outside of Dublin


Heritage Centre Tourist Office - and award winning heritage centre featuring a large-scale model of Cashel town in the 1640ís. The Heritage Centre invites you to turn the key to the rich heritage of Cashel, one of Ireland's most significant Ecclesiastical Centres dating to before Saint Patrick. It provides the visitor with a series of changing exhibitions, a large scale model of Cashel in the 1640's, highlighting the lesser known treasures of the town. Cashel Heritage Centre  have a well stocked shop of Peter Treymane novels.


St Dominicís Abbey - Dominican ruin, founded in 1243 by Archbishop David McKelly.


Farney Castle - Knitwear and porcelain visitor centre


Fishing locally in Cashel


  • Golf, Fishing and Riding can all be arranged locally.
  • The Tipperary Heritage Walk from Cashel to Vee in county Waterford is a signposted walk 55k in total. Itís a wonderful walk taking you through forest tracks and historic sites along the river Suir

  • Cashel Golden walk for the less energetic is a lovely 11k walk along the banks of the river Suir.

  • Marl Bog on the Tipperary Road has extensive forest walks and a lake.