|Cormac's Chapel - Rock Of Cashel - Church||Rock of Cashel - Round Tower|
|St. Patrick's Cross - Rock Of Cashel - High Cross|
The cathedral that is so beautifully prominant as you drive into Cashel stands on a large rock outcrop that was indeed once the site of a cashel or stone fort.
This is a pay to enter site, but the prices are resonable. Once inside there are guided tours and an audio-visual display available included in the entrance fee.
The views alone make the place worth visiting, but the archetcture is very good. There is a small museum and a small shop that only sells leaflets about the site. This non-commercialising of the place was good to see.
This is an explanation of (and a bit of a disclaimer for) the coordinates I provide.
Where a GPS figure is given this is the master for all other coordinates. According to my Garmin these are quite accurate.
Where there is no GPS figure the 6 figure grid reference is master for the others. This may not be very accurate as it could have come from the OS maps and could have been read by eye. Consequently, all other cordinates are going to have inaccuracies.
The calculation of Longitude and Latitude uses an algorithm that is not 100% accurate. The long/lat figures are used as a basis for calculating the UTM & ITM coordinates. Consequently, UTM & ITM coordinates are slightly out.
UTM is a global coordinate system - Universal Transverse Mercator - that is at the core of the GPS system.
ITM is the new coordinate system - Irish Transverse Mercator - that is more accurate and more GPS friendly than the Irish Grid Reference system. This will be used on the next generation of Irish OS maps.