Cashel is situated in the heart of Tipperary and Cashel Holiday Hostel is located in the heart of the Heritage town of Cashel – a popular destination with many visitors to Ireland and a great base from which to visit much of the surrounding countryside. The hostel itself is a family-run hostel in a renovated 250 year old Georgian house full of character and charm – just like the staff!
Cashel itself is a small market town in County Tipperary, Ireland. It has a rich history and many sights – including Cashel Rock – an outcrop of limestone that has been the home of kings for hundreds of years. With a population of only 3000, it has been unspoiled by tourism and is a good example of a ‘real’ Irish town. Despite having such a small population, there’s always something to do – local sports matches are held every day, and the local bars have live bands almost every day of the week.
Whether you’re a solo traveler stopping by for a night, or a football team staying for a week, the Cashel Holiday Hostel is the best budget accommodation in Cashel right in the middle of the town with easy access to the rest of the country!
At only a 5 minutes walk from the hostel stands the iconic Rock of Cashel, reputedly the site of the conversion of Aenghus, the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century AD. The town of Cashel is best known for this iconic structure, which, according to local mythology, originated in the Devil’s Bit, a mountain 30 km north of Cashel when St. Patrick banished the devil from a cave, resulting in the Rock’s landing in Cashel. The picturesque complex has a character of its own and is one of the most remarkable collections of medieval architecture and Celtic art to be found in Europe.