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 11th century stone sarcophagus Cormac s Chapell Rock of Cashel County Tipperary Eire 
 Keywords: Decorated in the Hiberno Norse Urnes style and generally associated with Cormac The first church on the site was founded here by Saint Declan in the 6th century The Rock was a stronghold of Brian Ború 926 to 1014 and subsequently the O Kearneys In 1127 King Bishop Cormac McCarthy built the Romanesque Chapel which is the earliest of its type in Ireland This was superseded in 1169 by Donal Mór O Brien King of Thomond s chapel built on to it s north side In 1171 Henry II received the homage of Donal O Brien and built a church which was also subsequently superseded by the now ruined 13th century cathedral which was set alight in 1495 by Gerald Earl of Kildare The town was plundered in 1647 by Lord Inchiquin and the cathedral s lead roof was removed in 1749 Urnes Kirke Norway Ireland Irish ruins architecture stone building sandstone early ancient medieval old religion religious Christian Christianity sacred place of worship God wall vault Norman floral mythical animal pattern incised sculpted dead death burial history historic

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11th century stone sarcophagus Cormac s Chapell Rock of Cashel

County Tipperary Eire
Keywords: Decorated in the Hiberno Norse Urnes style and generally associated with Cormac The first church on the site was founded here by Saint Declan in the 6th century The Rock was a stronghold of Brian Ború 926 to 1014 and subsequently the O Kearneys In 1127 King Bishop Cormac McCarthy built the Romanesque Chapel which is the earliest of its type in Ireland This was superseded in 1169 by Donal Mór O Brien King of Thomond s chapel built on to it s north side In 1171 Henry II received the homage of Donal O Brien and built a church which was also subsequently superseded by the now ruined 13th century cathedral which was set alight in 1495 by Gerald Earl of Kildare The town was plundered in 1647 by Lord Inchiquin and the cathedral s lead roof was removed in 1749 Urnes Kirke Norway Ireland Irish ruins architecture stone building sandstone early ancient medieval old religion religious Christian Christianity sacred place of worship God wall vault Norman floral mythical animal pattern incised sculpted dead death burial history historic