The Rock of Cashel is a raised fortress, church and barracks looming over town. Once a center for religious life the Rock has been converted to suit many needs in Ireland's history. For that, its a mess of tangeled buildings on a lonely, windy outcrop.
Ireland July 21st 2006 July 4 to July 21
Stumbling off the ferry from Wales at six am blind with sleep and hunger I fill up on seawater and Irish Brown bread. Tap water so bad and then some of the best bread I've eaten in my life. The ingredients say that half of the bread is made with buttermilk! In my 18 days in Ireland I think its safe to say I ate 18 loaves of this bread, made in heaven I think.
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Europe » Ireland Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more