There are proposals that the Rock of Cashel be placed on the tentative list for inclusion in the Royal Sites of Ireland – World Heritage Sites.
These are described as “places of Universal value to all humanity.”
This process is overseen by a World Heritage Committee with just three Irish sites included in the total of just over 1,100 worldwide.
Councillor Michael Fitzgerald – who made the proposal at a recent local authority meeting – says the Rock of Cashel ticks all the boxes.
“It would mean a tremendous amount. The fact that this opportunity only comes every ten years – the application has to be in by June of this year.”
“I think the Rock of Cashel now is in a much better place than it has been heretofore – it has had a Royal visit and the number of tourists being attracted to the Rock has increased considerably.”