The village of Cashel in Connemara is set in a beautiful location on Cashel Bay, an inlet of Bertraghboy Bay. It was in this scenic village, in 1969, that General de Gaulle, the famous French statesman, spent a holiday after he resigned the presidency of France. Cashel is an excellent holiday destination for the keen angler and takes its name from a circular stone fort, the remains of which lie on the slope of a mountain about 1 km to the north-east. Walking and cycling are also very popular in the area.
Located just 5 km to the west of Cashel you will find Toombeola Bridge, near which are the remains of a Dominican Abbey, founded in 1427, by one of the O’Flaherty clan which held sway over Connemara until the reign of James II. Cashel lies along the western seaboard of Connemara at the head of beautiful Bertraghboy Bay. To the north, Cashel Hill rises over 1000 feet with its breathtaking views of the jagged coastline - saffron coloured by seaweed covered rocks and featuring many picturesque stone built harbours and slipways.