Beginning in the 5th century, the Rock of Cashel was the seat of the Kings of Munster, one of the four provinces of Ireland. During this period, St Patrick converted Aenghus, the king of the time, and made Cashel a bishopric. Cashels greatest king however, who went on to become High King of Ireland was […]
Ormond Castle is the best example of an Elizabethan Manor House in Ireland. It was built by Thomas, the 10th Earl of Ormond in the 1560’s. Closely integrated into the manor house are two 15th century towers. The ‘state rooms’ contain some of the finest decorative plasterwork in the country, including plasterwork portraits.
Cahir Castle is one of the largest, best preserved castles in Ireland and is situated on a rocky island in the middle of the River Suir. The origins of the town can be traced back to the third century when a Dun (earthen fort) was built upon the rocky island and gave the town it’s […]