In Kilkenny: St Canice’s Round Tower

Do you want to go to an attraction that makes your knees buckle and is way too cramped? Than St Canice’s round tower is for you! It costs €3 to go up and can only hold 12 people at a time. There is a commentary as you ascend the tower, with history and quippy comments. It quite funny!
phoebegill160827151Be warned this is definitely not something everyone can do. The stairs are steep and it’s very much single file, you have to time it right so there aren’t lots of people on the stairs as there isn’t much room on each floor.

The views from the top are worth it though, there is a 360 degree view of Kilkenny and if you go on a sunny day it will be beautiful! There is a combined ticket with the cathedral for €6. There’s not much else to say on this but I do think you should try it at least once. It’s fun when you at safely outside on some flat ground. Give it a try! phoebegill160827152

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In Kilkenny: Dunmore Caves

I get the pleasure of going to Kilkenny because my friend is from there and we do something new every time I am down. This time was somewhere we’d both wanted to do for a while, the Dunmore Caves. A beautiful and interesting site, it was a pleasure to go and see it.  phoebegill160827122-2Like with most OPW sites, entry to the caves is €4 but come just before the hour because that is when the guided tour starts. There is also a video and information in the visitors centre to enjoy before the guided tour so allow time for that.phoebegill160827130-2The cave has an amazing history, of vikings and a massacre. Not only is there a really interesting story to the cave but the formations are really impressive and each chamber is geologically beautiful!  phoebegill160827142It’s a small site but impressive none the less. The tour lasts an hour and is so interesting, I would definitely do it again. For more information check here. Is it really only accessible by car, here are the coordinates N52.7341,  W7.2477.

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