The Rock of Cashel
Once a stronghold of power, The Rock of Cashel remains today as one of the the most spectacular ruins in Ireland. Constructed in the 4th century to serve as a seat of power for the kings who ruled the area, The Rock of Cashel derives its name from Caiseal Mumhan, which literally means 'the stone fort of Munster'. Steeped in history, it is believed Ireland's patron saint, St. Patrick, baptized King Aengus and his brothers at this location in the 5th century. In the centuries that followed, a cathedral, chapel, and numerous structures were built on the site... today forming magnificent ruins of a long and remarkable past.