"IN THE CITY OF KILKENNY...." County Kilkenny Things to Do Tip by eden_teuling
County Kilkenny Things to Do: 24 reviews and 37 photos
walking here really gives you the feeling that nothing here has changed for decades on end....
It is a quiet town and I wasn't so very much impressed by the town because of the fact that most buildings were built with GREY STONE......and I do so love colour!
In the photograph: the St. CANICE'S CATHEDRAL with it strange, round, chimneylike tower!
WEATHER PERMITTING the tower may be climbed!!
This outstanding, mediaeval cathedral is a site of christian worship since the mid 6th Century. With its round tower (from the 9th Century) it forms the heart of Kilkenny, giving the city its name.
NOTE: accessible for wheelchairs, there are toilets and a lovely well stocked gift shop (where I bought a nice calender for coming year!)
Contact: Ms Naomi Harper (Tourist Officer) or Mr. George Bell (Sexton)
tel. 056 64971
How wonderful the DOM in SPEYER, Germany, so sweet and friendly the pinkish stone they used.....for whom is interested: see my SPEYER page....
But I walked the streets of KILKENNY, admired the churches and was amazed seeing a church with this round tower: it makes me think of A FACTORY CHIMNEY!!
Address: KILKENNY CO KILKENNY IRELAND
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