Cashel Heritage Town is a welcoming town on Ireland’s Ancient East. Cashel was once the home of the High Kings of Munster who resided at The Rock of Cashel, the stunning landmark attraction at the edge of the town. It is one of Ireland’s most spectacular archaeological sites, a prominent green hill, banded with limestone outcrops, rising from a grassy plain and bristling with ancient fortifications. It’s only a five-minute stroll from the town centre up to the Rock, from where fantastic views range over the Tipperary countryside.
While the rock is a special highlight, a visit to the town and some of its other attractions is an essential part of the overall experience. It’s easy to spend a day in Cashel enjoying the historic town with colourful shop fronts, quaint streets, welcoming cafés, restaurants and pubs, friendly locals and some other great attractions.
In addition to the Rock of Cashel, other attractions to visit include the Cashel Folk Village, Hore Abbey, Brú Ború Cultural Centre, Cashel Heritage Centre and Tourist Information Office, Gouts Pool and The Bothán Scor (an original Irish famine cottage), Dominic’s Abbey and St. Mark’s Famine Graveyard.
For an evening’s entertainment, enjoy some of the great restaurants and lively pubs that Cashel town has to offer or take in a traditional Irish entertainment show at the Brú Ború Cultural Centre. During the summer months, Cashel town is renowned for great festivals and events.
Rock of Cashel is open year round.
The Cashel Folk Village is open late March to October and rest of year by appointment.
The Cashel Heritage Centre in the town centre is open year round.
The BRÚ BORÚ Cultural Centre and Theatre hosts some of the best shows in traditional Irish entertainment throughout the year and features a special summer programme from mid June to August.
Hore Abbey can be visited year round.
See www.cashel.ie for more detailed information.
Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: There is a wide range of dining options in Cashel.
PICNICS: There is a picnic area close to Rock of Cashel
SHOPPING: Cashel attracts large numbers of visitors from Ireland and around the world and has excellent craft and gift shopping outlets.
WALKING, CYCLING AND ACTIVITIES: There are several walking and cycling routes that can be experienced from Cashel. There are also lots of activity options available nearby including golf, angling and horse riding. See www.Cashel.ie for details.
PARKING: Pay-for coach and car parking is available at the Rock of Cashel car park or Main Street car park. The parking ticket at the Rock of Cashel is valid for free parking in the town.
WiFi: Free WiFi available is available at accommodations, dining establishments and other locations throughout the town.
Cashel town is just 1.5 hours drive from Dublin and 1 hours drive from Cork and Limerick.
Cashel Heritage Centre, Town Hall, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
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