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Bishop's Palace Museum: Admission Ticket
"The Bishop’s Palace Museum houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th Century and gives visitors a wonderful insight into the history of what was up until the 1750s Ireland’s second city.Waterford city boasts the finest collection of 18th Century architecture of any city in Ireland outside of Dublin. Its great legacy from this era includes elegant architecture silverware and of course fine glassmaking. This period of elegance began in Waterford in 1741 when the Anglo-German architect Richard Castles designed the wonderful Bishop’s Palace. Castles built the Palace with its front overlooking the town wall which he had reduced in height Leinster House in Dublin. The Bishop’s Palace Museum reveals the story of Waterford from 1700 to the 1970s. Amongst the many items of national and international significance displayed at the museum is the only surviving Bonaparte 'mourning cross'
From EUR7.00
 
Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace: Combined Admission Ticket
"Waterford Medieval Museum houses the 13th century Choristers Hall in the heart of Waterford's Viking Triangle and is the only museum of its kind in Ireland. The Medieval Museum houses the 13th century Choristers Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vau in the heart of Waterford's Viking Triangle and is the only museum of its kind in Ireland and Europe that is built over two national monuments. This striking new building reveals the story of Waterford through the middle Ages and visitors are wowed as th the only piece of clothing to survive from King Henry VIII’s reign the ‘Cap of Maintenance’ as well as the Great Charter Roll which was viewed by Queen Elizabeth II on her state visit to Ireland in 2011.The Bishop’s Palace Museum houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th Century and gives visitors a wonderful insight into the history of what was up until the 1750s
From EUR10.00
 
Half-Day Horseback Trail Ride including Pub Lunch in Tipperary
"When you arrive you will be greeted by the friendly staff and two jack russell terriers. You will fill in your registration form and be fitted with a riding hat and boots if you do not have your own. Once you have mounted up you will have a riding assessment with a qualified instructor and the pace of the ride will be tailored to the abilities of your party. Then accompanied by a guide you will ride through our yard and up into the mountains. Even on cloudy days the views are spectacular and you will experience the real hidden beauty of Ireland. Your guide will explain to you the archaeological features of the landscape including bronz and you will get the chance to chat with the friendly pub staff. Your break will be for approx one hour. Then it will be time to mount up again to ride home by a different route taking in yet more spectacular views on the way. If your party consists of highly experienced riders there will be chances to gallop and jump during the day. If you are less experienced or unused to English riding techniques
From EUR125.00

St Canice Cathedral Tips (19)

ST. CANICE'S CATHEDRAL

St Canice’s Cathedral is a Gothic Cathedral believed to have been constructed between 1250 and 1285, how-ever this religious site was founded in the 6th century and named after St Canice or Cill...
balhannah
Mar 24, 2016

THE ROUND TOWER

Situated beside St. Canice’s Cathedral is the 30 metre high Round Tower, one of a few I had seen in my short time in Ireland. This one is thought to have been built in the 9th century, making it the...
balhannah
Mar 24, 2016

St. Canice

Built in the 13th century, St. Canice's is Ireland's 2nd largest church behind St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. Part of the Church of Ireland, there is an admission fee to enter this cathedral,...
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Dabs
Aug 30, 2009

St Canice's Cathedral - Over 800 Years Old

This very old cathedral was built between the years 1202 and 1285 and today is an active church with regular services throughout the week.Next to the church is a 9th century round tower which is open...
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Mikebb
May 05, 2009

The Cathedral

St. Canice's Cathedral - the second longest in Ireland - was erected in the 13th century. The cathedral features an amazing tower that offers impressive views of the city (see my separate tip of the...
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ErinInMD
Apr 04, 2011

The Tower

Right next to the cathedral is the 9th century round tower. For € 2, you too can climb up to get an amazing view of the city of Kilkenny and it's surrounding countryside. If I recall correctly, there...
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ErinInMD
Jun 19, 2005

st. canice's cathedral

pictured is the round tower of st. canice's cathedral. this tower dates back to 800AD. this tower collapsed during the trial of dame alice kytelerin 1332. the tower fell and demolished the choir and...
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doug48
Jul 04, 2007

tomb of james the lame

pictured is the tomb of the butler earl james, aka james the lame. in the 16th century james traveled to london where he and 35 of his servants were poisoned. his body was buried in england but his...
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doug48
Jul 04, 2007

Climb the Towerc

St Canices Cathedral dates back to the 13th century, and is a prominant landmark due to the tall tower which stands next to it. It is supposed that this tower was once a watchtower or refuge. It's...
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sirenna
May 25, 2006

St. Canice cathedral, Kilkenny.

St Canice's cathedral and round tower are part of the most ancient heritage of Kilkenny. Kilkenny come from the Gaelic, Channigh - Cainneach - Canice - Kilkenny. The cathedral stands on a site that...
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pfsmalo
Jan 05, 2013

St Canice’s Cathedral

The St Canice’s Cathedral was built in the 13the century in an early English Gothic style. Beside the cathedral, there’s an much older Round Tower, dating from some time between 8th and 10th century....
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himalia11
Oct 03, 2004

St. Canice's Cathedral & the Round Tower

Canice's Cathedral is considered one of the top churches in Ireland. The current structure, built from 1251 to 1280, stands on the site of earlier churches. The cathedral houses numerous tombs dating...
Ewingjr98
Nov 16, 2006
 
 
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"WELL WORTH A VISIT"
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"KILKENNY AND ITS CASTLE"
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Things to Do Near Kilkenny

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Kilkenny Courthouse

The courthouse was originally constructed in the 13th century by the wealthy Grace family who resided in it until in 1566, James Grace, the Governor of Ireland leased it to the state. It was used as a...
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Kyteler's Inn

There sure are many pubs in this town to choose from. I loved the old building that was home to Kyteler's Inn which was founded in 1324 by dame Alice le Kyteler. The lady was born here in Kilkenny in...
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Saint Canice's Cathedral

Unfortunately i did not have time to go into the cathedral as the time allotted on our bus tour just wasn't enough for this lovely city. There has been a church on this site since the 6th century when...
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Kilkenny Castle

The original Anglo-Norman stone castle was the work of Norman Knight - Richard De Clare who was nick-named Strongbow. Strongbow was one of the Knights who helped Henry II of England seize control of...
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Kilkenny Design Centre

The National Craft Gallery is located in the Castle yard, once home to the stables and coach houses of the historic Kilkenny Castle. The imposing stable yard is a crescent-shaped building with...
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Bishop's Palace

The Bishop's Palace was built from grey hewn stone in 1741. The Palace was designed by Anglo-German architect Richard Castles, with its front overlooking the town wall which he had reduced in height...
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