We parked in the parking lot below, luckily finding a spot. We followed fellow tourists walking up, up, up the hill. Mike had a work phone call to deal with right when we got close to the entrance. It was kind of funny seeing him dealing with such a modern issue on a cell phone next to such an ancient site! The kids walked around and explored until he was done and then we went in to purchase our tickets. We just started exploring when suddenly a strong windy and pelting rain hit. I guess being so high up with nothing to block it around you you will feel the weather change! We hustled inside and watched a short video. Once the video finished we headed outside and were met with blue skies and sun!
Here's a quick summary of The Rock of Cashel: The collection of medieval buildings includes the Round Tower, Hall of Vicors Choral, Romanesque Cathedral, and a Castle. The site was the seat of the ancient Kings of Munster as well as the site where St. Patrick baptized King Aenghus in the 5th century. There is also a graveyard in which you can still be buried to this day. The caveat: Your ancestors must have (somehow!) put your name on a list by the 1930s. Within the next generation the graveyard will finally be considered full.
This was one of our favorite sites we visited in Ireland. The ancient history was captivating!