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Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower - Things to Know Before Visiting

Coach Rd, Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland

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About Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower

This is an impressive structure that dates back to 1285. Explore the cathedral and climb to the top of the magnificent 30 metre high round tower. The present building dates from the 13th century and is the second longest cathedral in Ireland. The cathedral contains some 16th-century monuments. The architectural style of the cathedral is Early Gothic and is built of limestone.


Attractions Near Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower

Black Freren Gate
Black Freren Gate0.25km from Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower

This is the last remaining gate from the medieval stone walls of Kilkenny, Ireland. This is the only gate from the old Norman city walls still standing, albeit with the help of metal bracing these days. Crumbling sections of the old walls remain throughout the city centre.

St. Francis Abbey
St. Francis Abbey0.27km from Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower

This is a medieval Franciscan abbey and National Monument. Founded in the 13th century by Richard Marshal, 3rd Earl of Pembroke. It is located in the northeast of Kilkenny's historic Hightown district, behind the old Smithwick's brewery site, immediately south of the point where the Breagagh River enters the Nore.

Rothe House & Garden
Rothe House & Garden0.31km from Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower

Located in the heart of Kilkenny City and situated at the mid point of the Medieval Mile is one of Irelands true hidden gems. The complex was built by John Rothe Fitz-Piers between 1594–1610 and is made up of three houses, three enclosed courtyards, and a large reconstructed garden with orchard. As a museum, it is accessible to the public. The garden to the rear of the house has been reconstructed to reflect a typical 17th-century garden.

THE BLACK ABBEY
THE BLACK ABBEY0.32km from Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower

The Black Abbey of Kilkenny, Ireland, is a Catholic priory of the Dominican Order, dedicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity. Black Abbey was established in 1225 as one of the first houses of the Dominican Order in Ireland.The history of the Black Abbey is marked by several reversals of fortune under different governments.

Grace's Old Castle
Grace's Old Castle0.36km from Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower
Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral
Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral0.47km from Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower

St Mary's Cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh. The cathedral has a cruciform plan and its style is described as ‘Early English Gothic’. The design is believed to have been based on Gloucester Cathedral in Gloucester, England. It is situated on the highest point in Kilkenny City and is a significant local landmark.

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