St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, Kilkenny

4.4
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. Add St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and other attractions to your Kilkenny trip itinerary using our Kilkenny trip planner .
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  • The cathedral and its history are worth the visit. Friendly staff and a good guide sheet point out the important artifacts. Climbing the tower is a treat but not for the feint of heart. Well worth the...  more »
  • St Canice's Church of Ireland cathedral is at the opposite end of the Medieval Mile to Kilkenny Castle on the main street, a short distance from the Smithwicks Experience. Its a fine imposing building...  more »
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