Legend associates the Rock of Cashel with St. Patrick, but the name comes from Caiseal, meaning "stone fort." Originally the residence of the kings of Munster, the Rock began to be developed into a major Christian center in the early 12th century. Today the ruins stand on a hill outside the charming little town of Cashel. The 90 foot tall round tower dates back to around 1100. There's also a chapel and a (now roofless) cathedral.
When we were there, a lot of scaffolding cluttered up the view. I removed it (for those of you wondering where it went.)
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photoray (12519) 2014-08-25 7:20
Fine view of Cashel, even in ruins still impressive, the defensive stone wall, combination fort, church and village inside. The growth of moss adds to the charm and the solid rock construction helps keep it standing after all these centuries. The photoshop removal of the scaffolding helps retain the historical feel.
The invention of gun powder and the cannon would be the biggest nemesis for the early gothic castles.
Thanks for sharing,
Noel_Byrne (24852) 2014-08-25 7:51
Yes,ni did instantly wonder whe the scaffold had gone :) having visited about ten times now, every time I go I wish against all odds that it will be gone, but no luck. The photoshop work you have done it has worked wonders and allowed you to take a beautiful angle of the wonderful classic view of the rock. The sky is beautiful, the compositin perfect, and the colors are really nicely saturated to show the green tint to the land here. Great photo, thanks for sharing.