SIT - day 5

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Day 5:

Rock of Cashel - Galtee Mountains

Rock of Cashel Discover the Rock of Cashel, a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on a outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including the 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars.

The Rock, which rears above the plain, dominates the land routes southwards. Kings of Ireland as well as Munster came to this spot and St. Patrick is known to have preached on the rock and converted the local King, Aenghus, here in the 5th Century.

Glen of Aherlow
Drive through the Glen of Aherlow, a quiet country valley, secluded but not isolated. It stretches from the N24, South of the heritage town of Tipperary, through sixteen miles of unspoilt countryside affording some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable.
The Glen sits between the Galtee mountains on the south and the Slievenamuck Ridge on the North.

Galtee mountains
The Galtees, Irelands highest inland mountain range, boast five spectacular corrie lakes, dominated by a variety of magnificent peaks including Galteemore at 3,018 feet. This expansive vista is further enhanced by the many streams cascading down the face of the mountain.

2nd night in Bansha.

  • Rock of Cashel: Archeological site, ancient fortifications

  • Tel: 61437, Cashel
    Entrance Fees: 5
    Opening Hours: 9am-7.30pm mid-June to mid-Sept
    9.30am-5.30pm mid-Mar to mid-June
    9.30am-4.30pm mid-Sep to mid-Mar

  • Galtee mountains

  • Scenic Drive through the Glen of Aherlow is signposted from Tipperary town

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