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In Cashel you can visit places like Cashel Heritage Town Centre, Bolton Library, Hall of the Vicars Choral or Cashel
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Cashel (Irish language, Caiseal Mumhan, which means "strength of Munster") is a village in County Tipperary, in the central area of the Republic of Ireland, known for the Rock of Cashel, a medieval fortress on a rise land on the outskirts of town. Cashel is home to a Catholic archbishopric (though the cathedral is in Thurles) and an Anglican diocese, whose bishop is also bishop of Ossory and lives in Kilkenny. The population was 2,936 Cashel in 1996.1 The "Rock of Cashel", which the town owes its existence, is a natural elevation of ground limestone, rising abruptly from the fertile ground known as the Golden Vale. The summit of this elevation is occupied by a group of buildings, now in ruins, with an important historical and artistic value. Although currently the town's population is less than 3,000 people during the Middle Ages was an important commercial, political and religious. Cashel became the capital of Munster around the fourth century, when CORC, the Eóganachta dynasty, erected a fort on the Rock, and the Bill of Rights states that in Cashel were levied tribute from his subjects. Posteriormnete in the V century, it is believed that St. Patrick baptized the third king of Cashel, Óengus (or Angus) Mac Natfraich though perhaps the baptism was performed by Palladius. In the year 977 Brian Boru of Dál gCais Dynasty, usurped the throne of Munster and was the first king on the throne Eóghanacht more than five centuries. In 1101 his grandson, King Ua Briain Muircheartach, donated the land and possessions of the Bishopric of Cashel Limerick, which at the same time supposed to avoid falling into the hands of MacCarthys, the branch of the dynasty prncipal Eóganachta. The bishops set up a famous school in Cashel, from which bishops sent to various parts of the continent, especially to Regensburg in Germany.
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Hore Abbey
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Cashel Folk Village
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Cashel Heritage Town Centre
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Rock of Cashel
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Hall of the Vicars Choral
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Cormac's Chapel
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Brú Ború
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Bolton Library
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Rock of Cashel's Cathedral
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