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 : info@stcanicescathedral.com

Christmas Tree Festival

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The tree festival will take place from Friday 9th to Wednesday 12th December 2018.
Time to start thinking about your tree for this truly inspirational community event in the surrounds of the Cathedral.
Entry forms will be available in the autumn. Open to any individual or group to enter a tree. If you'd like any info please ring the Cathedral.


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.

Forward Planner for 2018


Saturday 14th July Unlimited Voices 5pm concert.
Saturday 21st July Alexandria Singers 3.30pm Performance



Friday 3rd August
4.30pm Vox Choir....“ Formed less than four years ago, under the leadership of David Crown, vOx has already established itself as one of Oxford’s leading chamber choirs, performing both in Oxford and across the south of England. Whilst specialising in Renaissance music vOx has a wide repertoire right up to the 20th century and including that of living composers. vOx first CD, music by Viadana, has been very well received and plans are underway for a further CD next year.
"We are thrilled to be coming on tour to Southern Ireland and particularly to singing in the ancient Cathedral of St Canice in Kilkenny.”


Friday 10th to 19th August Kilkenny Arts Festival

Friday 28th September
Provisional Concert Details to follow.

Lunchtime October Talks

Friday 5th October 2018-Anna O’ Sullivan, Curator of the Butler Arts Gallery discussing: A Gallery on the move: The collection moving from Kilkenny Castle to its new residence at the former Evan’s Home. 1pm Light Refreshments served. €5.00

Friday 12th October 2018 – Donal Cadogan discussing his research and findings from his book 99 Lives Kilkenny Connections. This enchanting book captures stories of more than 100 Kilkenny people and should be on every coffee table for people to pick up. 1pm Light Refreshments served. €5.00


Friday 19th October 2018 – John Kirwan (editor) discussing the wonderful complied book on the Chief Butlers of Ireland and the House of Ormond. The book is an excellent illustrated genealogical guide to the great Butler family. 1pm Light Refreshments served. €5.00

Friday 26th October 2018- Dearbhala Ledwidge Heritage Officer from Kilkenny County Council discussing the research and compilation of the Kilkenny Field Name Recording Project. . 1pm Light Refreshments served. €5.00




Sunday 11th November 11.30am Remembrance Sunday

Thursday 8th November
Provisional Service Details to follow.

Wednesday 5th December
Lions Club Concert 7.30pm

Friday 7th to Wednesday 12th December Kilkenny Christmas Tree Festival

Sunday 16th December
Carol Service 5pm