St Canice's Cathedral
St Canice's Cathedral in Kilkenny stands to the north east of the town centre and has a traditional, free standing round tower in the grounds (though the bells are not stored  in it)

The first record of the bells was on 23rd of May 1322 when the belfry collapsed into the church destroying the roof and bells. By 1650 the tower contained  5 bells, but these were taken away by Oliver Cromwell who used the cathedral as a stable. Fortunately in 1674 a ring of 6 bells was cast for the cathedral, and in 1892 this was augmented with the addition of two new bells which form the Treble and Second bells of the current ring of 8

Practice: Friday from 20:00 to 22:00 except during July and August


Sunday ringing:  10:45


Tower Contact:

Tower Sec St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny 
Elmer Dool
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