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

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Visitors Entrance Times and Rates

The Cathedral and Round Tower will be closed for visiting from 1.30 to 3.30pm on Saturday 19th May due to a Funeral Service.

Opening Times

April, May & September
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm last admission 4.30pm
Sunday: 2pm – 5pm last admission 4.30pm

June, July & August
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 6pm last admission 5.30pm
Sunday: 1pm – 6pm

Round Tower - June/July/August (Weather Permitting)
Monday - Saturday 9.00am- 6.00pm (Last Climb 5.30pm)
Sunday 1.00pm - 6.00pm (Last Climb 5.30pm)

October – March

Monday – Saturday: 10am -1pm & 2pm -4pm last admission 3.30pm
Sunday: 2pm – 4pm

We advise people to arrive at the Cathedral/Tower at least 1/2 an hour before closing to avoid disappointment.

Combination and Family Tickets

A combination ticket for an adult covers entry to the cathedral and round tower. A family ticket covers entry to the cathedral and round tower for two adults and up to three children aged over 12 and under 18.

Admission Fees from April 2018


(Cathedral and Round Tower)

4.50 4.00 7.00
Concession 3.50
4.00 6.50
3.50 3.00 6.00
Groups (10+PAX) with a Cathedral Guide 4.00 3.00 6.50
Family Ticket 12.00 12.00 15.00

Please ring ahead to arrange combined entry to the cathedral and round tower for groups. Family ticket includes entry to round tower and cathedral for 2 adults and up to 3 children between 12-18 years old. Under 12's are not admitted to the Round Tower.

Round Tower

No under 12's are permitted to climb the round tower. The tower will be open depending on weather conditions and staffing. The tower is open at 12noon and 3pm Monday to Saturday and 3pm Sunday between October and March. May-September the opening times are in conjuction with the Cathedral opening times. Last climb 30 minutes before Cathedral closes. Please ring ahead to confirm.

No parking available at Cathedral so allow time for parking on Dean St or in city centre car parks.

For more information on Visiting Times and Rates, contact St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower