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

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

October – March

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

We advise people to arrive at the Cathedral/Tower at least 1/2 an hour before closing to avoid disappointment. Allowing at lease one hour before closing if you wish to climb the tower and visit the Cathedral.

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 for 2020


(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 opening times are in conjunction 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