A great day out for all the family

St Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower is Ireland’s best preserved medieval Cathedral.
Step into 900 years of Irish history. Visit Ireland’s best preserved Medieval Cathedral. Walk in the footsteps of knights , saints, witch hunters and hermits. Witness the raw materials used by stonemasons in the 12th Century. Climb the Round Tower for panoramic views of Kilkenny city.

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

Opening Times:

Apr, May & Sept, Mon to Sat:
17:00, Sun: 14:0017:00
Last admission 16:30

Jun, Jul & Aug, Mon to Sat:
18:00, Sun: 13:0018:00
Last admission 17:30

Oct to Mar, Mon to Sat:
16:00, Sun: 14:0016:00
Last admission 15:30

Tower Entry depends on weather and staffing


Admission Prices 2020:

Adult: €4.50
Concession/Group (min 10): €3.50
Guided group tour €4.00pp

Tower Adult €4.00
Group (12 max per climb).
Please telephone to confirm.

Non-group Cathedral & Tower:
Adult: €7.00
Family (2 Adults +3 Children): €15.00

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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