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posted 03-24-2001 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NaughtyHotty44   Click Here to Email NaughtyHotty44     Edit/Delete Message
Ok... i got yet another question about the Rock of Cashel. Who built it? I know it was built in the 12 century, but by whom?... and what is the approximate longitude and latitude of the castle? oh, and since there wern't any saints who lived during the time, what is another famous person (and if possible info) that i can do. thank you sooo much! i appreciate everything your doing for me! Luv ya! *muah*

posted 03-25-2001 08:49 AM           Edit/Delete Message
From Mike Salter, 'The Castles and Stronghouses of Ireland' map ref S0741.
Co Tipperary.
'The Rock of Cashel bore a fortress from early times and was the seat of Brian Boru, crowned King of ireland in 977. In 1101 Muircheartach O'Brien handed it over to the church. The famous Cormac's Chapel was built c1127-34, and the cathedral alongside it was gradually erected from east to west during the 13thc. The nave was, or was intended to be, longer, but was eventually closed off at the west end by a grim 22m high residetial tower, probably by Risteard O'Hedigan, Archbishop from 1406 to 1440, who built the hall of the Vicars Choral on the south side of the close. The tower measures 12.6m by 8.8m. There were three storeys below a vault and a hall above approached either by a long flight of stairs in the west wall or from a mural passage in the north wall. There was another room and attic above, perhaps as the result of later alterations. The upper parts of the south wall fell during a storm in 1847. After the rock was stormed by Lord Inchquin's forces in 1647 twenty ecclesiastics were killed in the castle by being smothered in fire.'
If you are going to post again, please keep your topic together. .....Time to do a little of your own homework now, I think.

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