Repurposed – photo challenge: Rock of Cashel

This week’s photo challenge of the Daily Post is about ‘repurposed’. There are a million possible ways to interpret this topic… However, as I love travelling I see ‘repurpose’ in different buildings or places I have been such as the ‘Rock of Cashel’ in Ireland.

The Rock of Cashel is located in county Tipperary and was originally used as the home of The Kings of Munster for a few hundred years before the Normans invaded the country. However, Muirchertach Ua Briain donated the castle to the church in 1101 when it became a kind of a monastery. Around Europe, the complex with its special character is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture with buildings that can be dated to the 12th and 13th century.

Hence, it was a special time visiting such a resilient, graceful and magical place.

 

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Rock of Cashel in Ireland

 

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Very impressive view of the Rock of Cashel

 

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Stunning view over County Tipperary

 

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High crosses surrounding the Rock of Cashel

 

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A huge round tower of the Rock of Cashel

 

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Beautiful landscape in the back of the Rock of Cashel

 

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Round tower of the Rock of Cashel

 

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Graveyard of the Rock of Cashel

 

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Very sunny and blue sky

 

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Rock of Cashel from the inside

 

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The round tower from the inside

 

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Very impressive building

 

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Walls f the Rock of Cashel

 

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View at the Rock of Cashel from Hore Abbey

 

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Hore Abbey with the Rock of Cashel in the background
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