Visiting the Rock of Cashel

Visiting the Rock of Cashel

I have yet to see anything more imposing or inspiring than the Rock of Cashel. Breathtaking, spellbinding, awesome… These words don’t even do it justice. And the feeling doesn’t dissipate- each time I visit the ‘Rock’ fills me with awe. Irish legends tell the the rock that Cashel of the Kings is built upon is…

Visiting Athassel Abbey in Tipperary with Neil Jackman of Abarta Audioguides

Visiting Athassel Abbey in Tipperary with Neil Jackman of Abarta Audioguides

The Augustinian Priory of Athassel is said to have once been the largest abbey in Ireland; an urban settlement of nearly 2000 people surrounded it. Today it remains largely forgotten, visited most often by local youths looking for a remote place to gather. When the opportunity presents itself to join a knowledgeable local at a…