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Cashel, an Irish town in the county Tipperary, and province of Munster, 49 miles N.E. of Cork, and 30 miles S.E. of Limerick, on the left bank of the Suir, built on the slope of a hill rising abruptly from the plain. It was formerly the seat of the kings of Munster, and has many interesting ruins, especially those situated upon the celebrated Rock of Cashel. Among these are a round tower nearly 90 ft. high, the king's palace, Cormac's chapel of Saxon and Norman architecture, and the twelfth century cathedral said to have been the largest in Ireland. There is a Catholic archbishopric and an Irish church bishopric here; and the town was till 1870 a parliamentary borough. Henry VII. received here in 1172 the homage of the King of Limerick, and held an ecclesiastical council.