South-West View, Rock Of Cashel
Photographer: Hemphill, William Despard
Medium: Photographic print
Saint Patrick's Cathedral is a thirteenth-century Gothic structure on the Rock of Cashel, a 4th century fortified height in the Golden Vale, Tipperary. Cashel was the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland and seat of the ancient Kings of Munster until Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, came to power. In 1101 the Rock was handed over to the Church by Murtogh O'Brien.