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St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, Kilkenny
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Visit the ancient St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, considered the second-longest cathedral in Ireland. Historians believe that this site has has hosted Christian worship since the 6th century, though the current structure dates back to the 13th century. Walk the grounds and admire the cathedral's English Gothic style. Climb to the top of the 9th-century Celtic Christian round tower that stands 30 m (100 ft) tall. Study the architecture and interiors, which have been carefully preserved in the original style. Arrange your visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kilkenny using our Kilkenny holiday planner.
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Beautiful and very historic and well worth the walk up the small hill! we were well pleased to have seen it.
Great old church with the distinctive round tower. Didn't pay to climb it but still a great view from the top of the hill and a cemetery with some interesting names and dates.
It is well worth the climb and the very tight squeeze to get out at the top. The view from the top is breath taking! It was a little windy when we visited but sunny. Lovely trip ( but not for the fain... read more »
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