Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in Cashel

Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland's most spectacular historic sites: a prominent green hill, banded with limestone outcrops, rising from a grassy plain and bristling with ancient fortifications. Sturdy walls circ…
Top Choice Cafe in Cashel

Cafe Hans

Competition for the 32 seats is fierce at this gourmet cafe run by the same family as Chez Hans next door. There's a fantastic selection of salads, open sandwiches (including succulent prawns with tangy Marie Rose s…
Ruins in Cashel

Athassel Priory

Reached over a stile and across grassy (sometimes muddy) fields, the atmospheric ruins of Athassel Priory sit in the shallow and verdant River Suir Valley, 7km southwest of Cashel. The original buildings date from 1…
Ruins in Cashel

Hore Abbey

The formidable ruin of 13th-century Hore Abbey (also known as Hoare Abbey or St Mary's) stands in flat farmland 1km west of the Rock of Cashel. Originally Benedictine and settled by monks from Glastonbury in England…
Museum in Cashel

Brú Ború

This privately run cultural centre is next to the car park below the Rock of Cashel, and offers absorbing insights into Irish traditional music, dance and song. The centre's main attraction, the Sounds of History ex…
Irish in Cashel

Chez Hans

Since 1968 this former church has been a place of worship for foodies from all over Ireland and beyond. Still as fresh and inventive as ever, the restaurant has a regularly changing menu and gives its blessing to al…
International in Cashel

Baileys Hotel Bar

The stone-walled, candlelit cellar bar of this central hotel features a broad menu of international dishes made with locally sourced produce, including tasty burgers and hearty helpings of fish and chips.
Pub in Cashel

Brian Ború

This good-time pub is a linchpin of Cashel's social life, with regular live music, DJs, cocktail nights and above average pub grub (mains €10 to €17), including a Cashel Blue cheese tartlet.
Museum in Cashel

Cashel Folk Village

An engaging exhibition of old buildings, shopfronts and memorabilia from around the town. It's all a bit slipshod, but in a heart-warming way.
Museum in Cashel

Cashel Heritage Centre

Located in the town hall alongside the tourist office, the displays here include a scale model of Cashel in the 1640s with an audio commentary.