Kilkenny’s St Canice Cathedral is a beautiful Anglican cathedral built in the 13th century. In primitive Gothic style, it is one of the remarkable monuments of the city. A must see for lovers of architecture and old stones!
The cathedral has many similarities with St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. It is laid out on a Latin cross plan and consists mainly of limestone, and has a much older 30-metre round tower, which was built in the 9th century.
Inside, the architecture is breathtaking, with its pointed arches and 70-metre nave pierced by high coloured stained glass windows. The transept measures 37.5 metres and is illuminated by windows pierced in stone.
The place is pleasant to visit, and photos are tolerated, in exchange for a small donation of a few euros to the establishment (the deposit is valid in most religious places in the country).
The cathedral is essentially interesting, because it has been able to preserve its original state, despite some restorations carried out in the 19th century. Totally preserved and respected in its historical identity, it is worth the detour!