Heritage Ireland

Rock of Cashel Highlights (2)

  1. Cormac's Chapel

    Cormac's Chapel

    Visit the chapel of Cormac Mac Carthaigh, king of Munster. This is the finest and most complete Romanesque church in Ireland. Look for the only surviving Romanesque frescoes in Ireland and admire the chapel’s north door, which has an exquisitely carved tympanum depicting a small centaur hunting a lion.

  2. Hall of the Vicars Choral

    Hall of the Vicars Choral

    Don’t miss this beautiful and well-preserved medieval building, which belonged to a group of laymen engaged to chant the services in the chapel. Such is the intensity of the atmosphere here, it is not difficult to imagine the vicars’ holy song echoing around the walls.

    There are more profane elements to be discovered too. Search for the well-hidden Sheela-na-gig on the outer wall.

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