St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, Kilkenny

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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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  • Magnificent cathedral. The course with 18 stops is facilitated by a document provided at the entrance. The explanations are very well developed there. Nice reproduction of the stained glass destroyed by Martin and wonderful pavement
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  • If visiting Kilkenny over a weekend - try and time your visit to coincide with Sunday afternoon Evensong in St. Canice's Cathedral. The choir are truly heavenly.  more »
  • We did not go into the cathedral since it was closed, but the exterior was worth walking up to see. The green lawn surrounding the gray stone is striking. Plus, you feel the age and solidness of the c...  more »