Cashel is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century A.D. The buildings which crown the Rock of Cashel present a mass and outline of great complexity, rivalling other sites in western Europe. The complex has a character of its own, unique and native, and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe.It was truly beautiful. We took a bunch of photos while we wandered around and marveled at the carvings and the scale of the architecture.
After we closed down the Rock of Cashel, we made our way back to Maynooth to experience the live traditional Irish music at the local pub. C is EXTREMELY popular here. I don't think she would have any trouble finding a nice Irish husband to get her green card for her! She did manage to get a nice Irish bloke in trouble with his wife... there was some gathering of coats and stern finger pointing because of our bonny C! Music was a blast! Those Irish men can be very touchy-feely...I just tried to be sure I was safely in the middle of our little group and pointed out C to nice man that came over, that seemed to take care of it! Thus ended our first weekend in Ireland. C and F had to get back to work on Monday, so Sara and I were ready to start our first solo adventures!