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The Rock of Cashel

Cindy's trip to Ireland.

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    The "Rock of Cashel" refers to the rocky outcropping upon which the church/fortress is built.
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    St. Patrick visited here and baptized the Clan Chieftain.
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    Imagine this with brilliant stained glass windows!
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    The vaulted stonework still stands after over 1,000 years.
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    This giant piece of stone was knocked off the building in a windstorm.
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    A representation of St. Patrick's Cross -- what was left of it after being left out in the weather for a few hundred years. The original would have had two arms reaching out.
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    The church cemetery.
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    The church cemetery.
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    The church cemetery.
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    What's left of the wall murals in the church. I can't imagine how beautiful it must have been.
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    What's left of the wall murals in the church. I can't imagine how beautiful it must have been.
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    What's left of the wall murals in the church. I can't imagine how beautiful it must have been.
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    A representation of St. Patrick's Cross -- what was left of it after being left out in the weather for a few hundred years. The original would have had two arms reaching out.
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    This is the actual Cross of St. Patrick, which has been moved indoors.
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    An abbey on the grounds.
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    An abbey on the grounds.
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    An abbey on the grounds.
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    A tapestry from the restored "Choir House," where the men of the Choir lived together. They were allowed to visit their families.
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    Artwork from the restored "Choir House," where the men of the Choir lived together. They were allowed to visit their families.
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    Artwork from the restored "Choir House," where the men of the Choir lived together. They were allowed to visit their families.
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    Artwork from the restored "Choir House," where the men of the Choir lived together. They were allowed to visit their families. This piece represents the choir members.
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    Artwork from the restored "Choir House," where the men of the Choir lived together. They were allowed to visit their families.
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    Artwork from the restored "Choir House," where the men of the Choir lived together. They were allowed to visit their families.
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    From the Choir House
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    Artifacts from the Choir House
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    The Rock House, a long-standing restaurant where most of us enjoyed a delicious Irish lunch.