A great day out for all the family

St Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower is Ireland’s best preserved medieval Cathedral.

Visitors to Kilkenny City should start their visit at the site where the origins of the city began.
Explore the Cathedral and witness the raw materials used by the stonemasons in the 12th Century.
Sense a site that has been used for worship since 600 A.D.Climb the round tower for a unique experience
that can only be found in the Irish landscape.

See the Medieval Effigy Tombs–one of the finest collections in Europe; St Kieran’s chair–in continuous use for the inauguration of bishops for 1,500 years; The Kytler Grave Slab–condemned as a witch in 1324, Dame Alice Kylter escaped leaving her servant Petronella to burn instead; the Round Tower–a thousand years old and one of only two in the world that visitors can still climb!

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Highlights
  • 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:
10:00
17:00, Sun: 14:0017:00
Last admission 16:30


Jun, Jul & Aug, Mon to Sat:
09:00
18:00, Sun: 13:0018:00
Last admission 17:30


Oct to Mar, Mon to Sat:
10:00
16:00, Sun: 14:0016:00
Last admission 15:30

Tower Entry depends on weather and staffing

Prices

Admission Prices 2019:

Cathedral
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
W:
www.stcanicescathedral.ie
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