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St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower
St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower

St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower Tours and Tickets

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The vast Gothic cathedral of St. Canice is named in honor of a sixth-century Irish abbot and preacher and sits on the site of a church dating right back to that time. Completed in 1285, it is a prominent landmark in the charming – and tiny – Irish city of Kilkenny, which in the sixth century was the main settlement of the ancient Kingdom of Ossary. The town grew to be a Catholic center of some importance in Ireland, which explains the presence of the country’s second-largest cathedral. Complete with rose windows and slender spires, the exterior of the cathedral is built of limestone, and on sunny days its interior is aglow with light that sparkles on the patterned marble floors from the stained-glass windows. Among its treasures are several unusual 17th-century tomb chests and the reputed stone throne of St Kieran, a fifth-century bishop. St. Canice also houses the Great War Memorial List, containing the names of all Irishmen who died in World War I.

The slender, 98.5-foot (30-meter) round tower adjacent to the church was built in the ninth century and originally acted as a look-out tower to protect the residents of Kilkenny and their precious religious sites. It can be climbed by a steep internal stairway for views over the medieval rooftops of the city center.

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Walking tour of Kilkenny's must see attractions with a certified guide. .

Walking tour of Kilkenny's must see attractions with a certified guide. .

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The story of Kilkenny is told in a fun, and easy to understand way. Over the course of two hours, Kilkenny native, and certified tour guide, John, will bring you through the medieval streets. The tour goes through areas, and must see sights that are often overlooked. The story of some of our fascinating characters is also told, and you will be surprised by some of the well known people that have walked the same streets. This walking tour should be on everyone's must do list.
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Private walking Tour of Kilkenny with a qualified Tour Guide
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Private walking Tour of Kilkenny with a qualified Tour Guide

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Book a private tour of Kilkenny, whether for a large or small group. The tour takes you on a fascinating walk around the medieval streets of Kilkenny. The tour will introduce you to some fascinating characters in our history, as well as finding out about some amazing, and historical structures that dot our streets. If you are booking this for a group with a specific interest, please let me know, and I can alter the information or route to suit your group. The two-hour walking tour of KIlkenny is hosted by John Britton, a native of Kilkenny. John is certified in National Tour Guiding, with a degree in Language Studies, and he is also a member of the Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland. The tours can be booked in English, French or German.
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Kilkenny Boat Trip

Kilkenny Boat Trip

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See the city as both invaders and settlers did, from the river. Be sure to bring your camera as there are some fantastic views of the Castle and other sights of kilkenny. Our guides cater each trip individually depending on your knowledge of kilkenny history and that of the river Nore, including it's wildlife. This trip will leave you feeling relaxed and having a little more knowledge of the city's colourful characters and past.
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Walk the Medieval Mile with Pat

Walk the Medieval Mile with Pat

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Walk the Medieval Mile, hear the stories of Kilkenny. Quirky tales of medieval life and lives. Witches, merchants, psychopathic bishops and why they grow yew trees in graveyards ! Guide in costume - great for Insta photos !
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St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower hours of operation: April-May & Sept: Mon-Sat 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 5 p.m.; Sun 2 to 5 p.m. June-Aug: Mon-Sat 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun 1 to 6 p.m. Oct-March: Mon-Sat 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m., Sun 2 to 4 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.