Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel is less than an hour's drive away from Kilkenny City and is a lovely day trip for visitors to Kilkenny. Queen Elizabeth II recently visited the Rock of Cashel on her state visit to Ireland.
It is the most visited heritage site in Ireland. An imposing sight, it was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster for several hundred years and is also said to be the site of the conversion of Aenghus, the King of Munster by St. Patrick, Ireland's patron saint.
The Rock of Cashel is one of most impressive collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture in Europe.
Rock of Cashel against a blue sky