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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  • Beautiful Cathedral both foreign and domestic. In winter, the cats come to warm up from the cold and the Irish rain. A mini store memory is available at the entrance.
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  • This was a great place to visit, it is part of the medieval mile and is full of history. I enjoyed reading about the history as we walked around inside the church.  more »
  • Classic Irish cathedral and cemetary with ancient tombstones set amongst very green grounds. There is also a nice old stone staircase leading up to the cathedral from the street below.  more »