20.- Kilkenny, St. Canice's Cathedral 2


Here is St. Canice's Cathedral (1251) which contains some of Ireland's oldest architecture. The 102 foot round tower was built in 847. Round towers were built for multiple purposes: lookout tower, bell tower, storage, and a place to hide people and valuables from raiding Norsemen. For a small fee you can climb to the top of this round tower.

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