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