St. Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower, Kilkenny

If you are planning a day trip to Kilkenny, one often overlooked gem to visit is the church of Ireland catherdral in Kilkenny.

The cathedral is located on the east side of the river Nore in Kilkenny city, at the top of the Medieval Mile, and stands on the site of a 6th century monastery said to have been founded by St Canice. The present building dates from the 13th century and the neighbouring round tower, from the 9th century is dedicated to St. Canice. This round tower is one of 3 such round towers in the country that can be climbed to the top.

To learn more about the history of the cathedral and St Canice please link to their website History page[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]St. Canice's Cathedral | image By Andreas F. Borchert, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4145008Opening Times for visitors are as follows:

April, May & September
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm last admission 4.30pm
Sunday: 2pm – 5pm last admission 4.30pm

June, July & August
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 6pm last admission 5.30pm
Sunday: 1pm – 6pm

October – March
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm last admission 3.30pm
Sunday: 2pm – 5pm last admission 3.30pm

They advise people to arrive at the Cathedral/Tower at least 1/2 an hour before closing to avoid disappointment. Allowing at lease one hour before closing if you wish to climb the tower and visit the Cathedral

There is also an option of booking a guided tour – all group tours must be booked in advance and a guide must be requested at the time of booking.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Please consult St Canice’s Cathedral website for full details of service time, admission prices and contact details.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_btn text=”St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stcanicescathedral.ie%2Findex.html||target:%20_blank|” color=”secondary”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row height=”small”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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