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Jul 11, 2006 - Powerscourt Gardens and Cashel

This morning we boarded our bus and left Dublin for Kinsale, with a stop at Powerscourt Gardens and the Rock of Cashell on the way. The gardens are beautiful, about an hour south of Dublin in what used to be an English manor house. We had about an hour to walk around and grab a coffee before heading south toward Cashell. The Rock of Cashell is a large rock outcrop with some castle ruins on top of it. It had been a pagan religious site for centuries before becoming a Catholic monastary and church, until it was destroyed by the English in the...

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Jul 22, 2004 - Ireland - The Rock of Cashel

Many many years ago, the Devil was being chased by a powerful adversary. As he ran across the land, he turned back and saw that his adversary was gaining on him. In fear and frustration he bit a chunk out of the mountain in front of him and, turning around, he spit it out, back towards his adversary. The mountain with the chunk taken out is now called "The Devil's Bit", and the part that he bit off and spit out ... well, that's how the "Rock of Cashel" came to be. The town of Cashel is in around the middle of Ireland, in County Tipperary...

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