Thursday, August 26, 2010

August 26 - Rock of Cashel

Carraig Phádraig - St. Patrick's Rock - the Rock of Cashel was the seat of the kings of Munster for hundreds of years. It is believed that, in the 5th century, St. Patrick converted the king of Munster to Christianity. He also used the shamrock here to demonstrate the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

Here are a few favorites. More to come. I am gradually moving images to my Celtic galleries

Cashel is in Tipperary in the center of Ireland on a rock plateau. The round tower dates to 1100 A.D. and most of the buildings are in ruins. 

When I was there, visitors could climb to a ledge right below where the roof used to be. That's where I photographed two of these images. 

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