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The Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland

Cashel translates to stone fortress, which is what this place has been since the earliest defenses were built in the 4th century. Aftwerwards, St. Patrick visited and converted the McCarthy clan leader.

The Rock of Cashel remained the seat of the kings of Munster until the O'Brien tribe, under leadership of Brian Boru, conquered the fortress in the tenth century. After his victory Brian Boru was crowned King of Ireland, but was killed a few years later at the Battle of Clontarf.

In order to prevent the McCarthy clan regaining the fortress, it was handed over to the church by king Muircheartach O'Brien in 1101.

Eventually, the Rock and the town of Cashel were sacked by Cromwell in 1647.

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Additional Photos by Clifton Wilmsmeyer (CliffW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 431 W: 73 N: 337] (2381)
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