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Rock of Cashel; North Transept of Cathedral

Rock of Cashel; North Transept of Cathedral

Photographer: Hemphill, Dr. William Despard (1816-1902)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1864

Shelfmark: C.44.d.7,8

Item number: 201

Genre: Photograph

“On the summit of the rock rises a splendid group of ruins, consisting of the cathedral, Cormack’s chapel, and the castle and monastery. Around these ruins an area of about three acres of the richest sward has been enclosed, which is open to the public…The cathedral forms the centre of the group of these celebrated ruins, which are unparalleled in Ireland for picturesque beauty and antiquarian interest. It is a noble remnant of early pointed Gothic, and contains many interesting relics.”

Excerpt from “Rock of Cashel”, in ‘Ruined Abbeys and Castles of Great Britain and Ireland’ by William Howitt.

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