1500 years of prayers and praise

Step back in history with a visit to Ireland’s best-preserved Medieval Cathedral. Walk in the footsteps of knights, saints, witch hunters & hermits! Be sure to climb the Round Tower which is 100ft high and take a selfie at the top with panoramic views as a backdrop.

Experience all the Cathedral has to offer with guided tours, audio tours and self-guided tours with several languages to choose from. Cathedral Wheelchair accessible, toilets and gift shop on site.

  • 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.

Entry to the Tower is subject to weather conditions


Admission Rates Apply

See website for prices.


Useful Information
  • On site gift shop
  • Street parking close by
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • 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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