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Cashel (Irish: An Caisleán) is a town in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland, located south of the midlands of Ireland.

The town is particularly renowned for the Rock of Cashel, a site hosting a ruined church and fortifications, formerly the seat of the Irish kings of Munster.

The town is just off the N8 route from Dublin to Cork.

See also: List of towns in the Republic of Ireland

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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Cashel (1079 words)
Cashel continued to be the chief residence of the Kings of
Archdiocese of Cashel and Diocese of Emly: archbishop, 1, parishes, 46, parish priests, 44,
Cashel), 1, convents of nuns, 15, with 322 members, monasteries of brothers, 4, with 24 members, Catholic population (1901) 111,185, non-Catholic population (1901) 4659, total 115,844.
Cashel (1237 words)
Cashel continued to be the chief residence of the Kings of Munster until 1100.
Murtagh O'Brien, King of Cashel, in presence of the chiefs and clergy, made a grant in 1101 of the "Rock" with the territory around it to O'Dunan, "noble bishop and chief senior of Munster", and dedicated it to God and St. Patrick.
The Archbishop of Cashel is Administrator of the ancient Diocese of Emly.
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