St. Canice's Cathedral and Round Tower
St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower is a must see when you visit the Medieval City of Kilkenny. The Cathedral was founded in the 6th Century and named after St. Canice, the name Kilkenny in Gaelic “Cill Chainnigh translates as Church of Chainnigh or Canice. The Cathedral boasts wonderful stained glassed windows and very unique stone carved tombstones with can be viewed within the Cathedral.
The Cathedral is also the setting for national concerts and other events, such as many events hosted by the Kilkenny Arts Festival held for two weeks every August. A must see for any tourist visiting Kilkenny, St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower provides a view of many forms of craftsmanship from the Stained Glassed windows, marble columns, moulded arches and carved tombstone and a great view over the city.