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An Caiseal/ Cashel
Cashel in Gaelic An Caiseal means fort.
Cashel is a small coastal village located in Connemara on the west coast of Ireland. It has scenic views of both sea and mountain. Climbing to the summit of Cashel Hill gives you stunning views of the surrounding countryside and coastline. It is located approx. 64.2km/40 miles from Galway City and 24.6km/15.3 miles from Clifden Town. It is an area rich in Irish music and dance.
Sites of historical intrest are the remains of the ring fort for which the area is named and a megalithic tomb dating from the Stone age/ Bronze age which is known locally as Altoir Ula. This site is also thought to be a mass rock, folklore has it that mass was celebrated there during penal times when practicing the catholic faith was outlawed.
The Cashel Connemara Pony Show is in August.
Rásaí na mbáid is held in July- traditional boat races. scenic walks, horse riding and fishing are all but a few activities that can be enjoyed locally.
Two Hotels (The Zetland Country House Hotel) and (The Cashel House Hotel), B&B's, self catering accommodation and Riding Stables.