Cashel Palace, Tipperary

Cashel Palace

We happened upon this impressive building on a recent visit to Cashel.

It dates from the 18th Century and was originally built as a residence for the Archbishop of Cashel. Its red brick façade is quite unusual for the period.

It was designed by the same architect that built the old Houses of Parliament in Dublin, which today are Bank of Ireland, College Green.

There is also a connection with the Guinness family (of the black stuff fame). Local legend has it that the gardens of the Cashel Palace contain scions of the original hop plants used by Richard and Arthur Guinis to brew their famous stout.

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