Rock of Cashel

Address: St. Patrick’s Rock of Cashel, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

The Rock of Cashel, in county Tipperary, is a spectacular group of Medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale. This includes the 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century Castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral.

Attractions include an audio-visual show and exhibitions.

Opening Times

Mid September – mid October:  Monday – Sunday 09.00 – 17.30
Mid October – mid March:  Monday – Sunday 09.00 – 16.30
Mid March – mid June:  Monday – Sunday 09.00 – 17.30
Mid June – mid September:  Monday – Sunday 09.00 – 19.00

Closed 24th to 26th December inclusive.

Last admission: 45 minutes prior to closure


60 – 90 minutes approximately.


The removal of scaffolding will commence in early January 2017 and will continue for approximately 12 weeks.  There will be restricted access to some areas of the Rock of Cashel, including Cormacs Chapel and the Cathedral, during this time.  Please be aware that general access at the Rock of Cashel may be restricted during 2017.

Getting there

A guided visit to the Rock of Cashel is included in the private scheduled full day trip to Cork and BlarneyOur experienced English speaking guides and coach drivers will make sure that your group has a fabulous day trip!

Your group can also book a coach for private use for visiting the Rock of Cashel but we highly recommend booking a local guide as well. A local English speaking guide will tell the group all about the area and history which will make their experience more memorable, a guide also knows the route to take and will liaise with the group leader and the driver to make the utmost of the day trip.