1500 years of prayers and praise

Step back into 900 years of history with a visit to St Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower – Ireland’s best preserved Medieval Cathedral. Walk in the footsteps of knights, saints, witch hunters & hermits! Witness the raw materials used by stonemasons in the 12th Century. Be sure to climb the Round Tower which is 100ft high and take a selfie at the top with panoramic views as a backdrop.

Cathedral is wheelchair accessible. Information leaflets are available in 15 languages. Minimum height restriction of 140cm apply to climb the Tower.

  • Medieval Effigy Tombs–one of the finest collections in Europe
  • The Round Tower–a thousand years old
  • The Kytler Grave Slab

Open Daily Year Round 

See website for opening times.

Tower Entry depends on weather and staffing.


Admission Rates Apply

See website for prices.


Useful Information

On site gift shop. Street parking close by.

Height restrictions apply to climb the tower: Minimum height 140cm.

Getting There

Top of Coach Road off Dean Street.

Map Location: 52.656702, -7.257075
Contact St. Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower

The Close, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Eircode: R95 V63H
T: +353 (0)56 776 4971
E: info@stcanicescathedral.com
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