St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower are an essential part of the structural heritage in the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. This magnificent 6th Century Cathedral has been a place of worship for over 800 years. The Cathedral has wonderful stained glass that includes two windows from the Harry Clarke Studio, Dublin. View the magnificent stone-carved tombstones many of which are unique to St. Canices’s Cathedral and Kilkenny and ‘The See Chair’ of the Bishop of Ossory dating back to 1120.
The Round Tower is the oldest standing structure in Kilkenny City. Tourists can enjoy climbing the Round Tower capturing great views of the city (weather permitting). St Canice’s Round Tower is one of only two Round Towers that people can climb in Ireland. Note: The Round tower will remain closed for the time being. In light of current Covid 19 regulations it is impossible to reopen the Round Tower. We hope to safely reopen the Tower in the near future.
Outdoor Kilkenny is a Kilkenny Tourism CLG initiative designed to enhance the tourism experience for the county. This website is concerned with promoting Kilkenny’s outdoor offering to domestic and international tourism markets.
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