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County Tipperary, Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช 2019

Date: 11th June 2019

Travelled: 113 kilometres from Hook (Wexford) to Cashel (Tipperary)

Visited: Wexford Coastal Path and the Rock of Cashel

Stayed: Rock of Cashel car-park โ‚ฌ4.50 T+B, N52.52023, W07.88785

Budget: 9 days @ โ‚ฌ97 per day

The wind picks up overnight and the Hymer rocks-n-rolls as it does. Still a good night sleep really, once you work out its not an earthquake. The Hook lighthouse sits on one end of the Wexford Coastal Walking Path, so we have coffee and fruit and set off for a walk.

You can read the history of Slade Castle here yourself.

We take a different path back and stumble upon Hook Church.

A couple of hours later and a little hungry by now we return to the Hymer, have some toast (the Irish sliced bread is a little ordinary in our opinion). The Hymer is readied and we make for the ferry.

The wind is against the tide so itโ€™s a little rougher on the way back.

Itโ€™s an easy 90 minute drive back through Waterford and onto Cashel in County Tipperary.

Cashel or the Rock of Cashel is one of the top historical and archeological sites in Ireland. Originally known as St Patrickโ€™s Rock, some form of fortress has existed here since the 4th century. Itโ€™s a busy place and the whole town is paid parking. Entry with site tour and chapel tour โ‚ฌ9 pp (seniors).

Not much of a photo, but it provides a little perspective. The Rock of Cashel stands on a limestone ridge only a few minutes walk from the High Street.

The last building we visit is the Cormacโ€™s Chapel Circa 1100. The chapel is built in sandstone in a classic romanesque style. It stands apart in both colour and style. The remainder of buildings use local limestone, their style reflecting Irish and Anglo traditions.

The ruins of Hore Abbey (circa 13th century)

Anyway Ireland has provided another day of contrasts. The weather remains warm in the sun, but the wind chilly. Happy to report our first day without a shower of rain during the day. Hence a dry day slips through to the keeper.

Michael and Pam

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