Cashel  County Tipperary


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Cashel like this:

Cashel.-- ancient episcopal city and township, in pars. of St John Baptist and St Patrick's Rock, mid. co. Tipperary, 6 miles SE. of Goold's Cross and Cashel ry. sta., 8 miles N. of Caher, and 96 miles SW. of Dublin -- township, 317 ac., pop. 3961; P.O. T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. ...

The city stands in the centre of a plain. It was the ancient seat of the kings of Munster. Once the see of an archbishop, it was reduced to a bishopric in 1834. C. was a parl. bor. till 1870. The diocesan library contains 16,000 volumes. The far-famed Rock of Cashel (300 ft. high), a stupendous mass of limestone, is crowned with the ruins of a cathedral, a chapel, and a round tower. Dean Swift (1667-1745) was a native.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cashel, in and County Tipperary | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 21st April 2024

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