St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

The Cathedral Church of St Canice,
The Close, Coach Rd,
Kilkenny City, Ireland.

Phone : +353 (0)56 7764971

Mobile number: +353 (0)85 2527787

Email :

Christmas Tree Festival 2019

The 2019 Tree Festival will be held over the Weekend of 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th December.

Opening for viewing Thursday 5th December at 10am with a Celebration opening at 6.30pm with Christmas Music and visit from members Kilkenny Special Olympics.
Open till Tuesday 10th 10-6.30 each day,
Sunday 2-6.30pm

Fridays 8p.m. Bell Ringing Practice. Please ring the Cathedral during opening hours to give your name if you would like to try out the art of campanology.

Autumn Talks: CHANGE OF DATE
Friday 29 November: Frank Keohane Sir Thomas Deane's 1860's Cathedral restoration
Our fourth and final talk from this years series of “October Talks In November” has been postponed from the 29th of November and will actually take place in December.
On the 6th of December, at 1pm, Frank Keohane, Cathedral Conservation Consultant, will give his talk on ‘Sir Thomas Deane’s 1860’s restoration of the Cathedral’ in the Cathedral Library.

Thursday 5th - Tuesday 10th December

Christmas Tree Festival opens Thursday 5th at 10am

Official Opening Ceremony
Thursday 5th December 6.30pm
with Christmas Music by the Chamber Choir from Kilkenny College and members of Kilkenny Special Olympics
(Our Charity for this year)

Weekend Activities:
Saturday Children's Time:
11am Meet Mrs Clause who's going to share some Santa stories. 11.30 Christmas Biscuit Decorating;
12 and 12.30 Story Time with Roisin

Sunday 8th.
2.30 pm Talk on the Cathedral Bells and visit to the bell tower.
3.00pm Children's chance to join in some Christmas Songs by the tree.
3.30pm Music by the tree with the quartet Allegros
3.30pm Christmas Biscuit Decorating
5.00pm Evening Compline with some of the Cathedral Choir in the Chapter Room

Thursday 12th December 7.30 Annual Lions Club Schools Christmas Concert €10.00 Adults

Thursday 19th Thursday December 7pm Entrance Fee €5.00
Organ Recital by Jack Gonzalez-Harding

Saturday 21st December 1.30pm Tourism entrance fee applies.
Lunchtime Recital of Art Song in the Chapter House

Sunday 22nd December 5pm
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 23rd December 4th Sunday of Advent
11.30am Sung Eucharist with Advent Hymns

Christmas Eve
11.30pm Choral Midnight Eucharist.

Christmas Day
8am Said Eucharist
11.30am Choral Eucharist

Thursday 26th December St Stephen’s Day
10.30 Eucharist

Saturday 28th December
10.30am Holy Innocents Eucharist

Sunday 29th December:
8am Eucharist 11.30am Eucharist

Tuesday 31st New Year’s Eve 11.15pm Watchnight Service and Ringing in the New Year.

Saturday 4th January 8pm Ronan Tynan Concert SOLD OUT