|Rock of Cashel|
|Celtic Cross in the grounds of the Rock of Cashel, Cashel, Co. Tipperary|
|Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary|
|The Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary|
|The Entrance to the Rock of Cashel|
|Posters of visit by Queen Elizabeth II to Cashel Rock|
|The impenetrable walls of the Rock of Cashel|
|Rock of Cashel, Cashel, Co. Tipperary|
|Hove Abbey, Cashel|
Cahir Castle like so many castles which have had a community built up around it, dominates the heart of the village. It is most famous for it's use in the films "Excaliber" & "Tristan & Isolde". It was originally built by Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond in 1142 but the origins of the castle are traced back to the 3rd century when a Dun [earthen fort] was built upon this rocky island in the middle of the River Suir.
|The Swiss Cottage, Cahir|
|Kinsale, Co. Cork|
|The Lemon Leaf Cafe, Kinsale|
I loved this wee cafe, with it's country decor & cozy couch by the window, where we sat out of the cold for over an hour making use of their free WiFi to check on our emails.
Our accommodation was at the Ashgrove B&B on the hill overlooking Kinsale where we had a small twin room & an even smaller shower. This however, was compensated by the lovely welcome we received from our host Margaret & the hot drink & scones she gave us in the cozy lounge, on our arrival.