St. Canice's Cathedral

Location: St Canice's Cathedral is located just a 10 minute walk from Hibernian House. 
 
St Canices Carthedral, also known as Kilkenny cathedral, is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Kilkenny city. St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower are an essential part of the structural heritage in the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East. It was founded in the 6th century in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin. With the early Christian settlement, the Round Tower, the Anglo Norman Cathedral and its rich cultural ecclesiastical heritage combined, make St Canice’s Cathedral and its surroundings a must to visit while you are in Kilkenny.

Worship has taken place at this site for over 800 years. The Cathedral has beautiful stained glass that includes two windows from the Harry Clarke Studio, Dublin. Local stone masters The O’Tooneys carved some of the tombstones many of which are unique to the Cathedral and Kilkenny. The See Chair of the Bishop of Ossory dating back to 1120 can be seen inside the Cathedral.

The Round Tower is the oldest standing structure in Kilkenny City. Tourists can enjoy climbing the Round Tower capturing great views of the city. St Canice’s Round Tower is one of only two Round Towers that people can climb in Ireland.

For further information visit: www.stcanicescathedral.ie