I’ve been to Kilkenny three times now, and the place never ceases to inspire and amaze me. I’ll be posting videos soon of the adventures Dave and I had exploring castles/tower houses in the area.
Today, I’m posting some images from a day mom and I spent there this past weekend. We visited the town, its castle, and St. Canice’s Cathedral with one of the only two round towers in Ireland (I read) that’s open to the public for climbing a top.
St. Canice is part of the Church of Ireland… it’s a Protestant church of Anglican/Episcopalina heritage, as evidenced by the kneeling rail a front the altar and the Evening Song we observed.
A view from the bridge on St. John Street.
Kilkenny is the home of Smithwick’s brewery, but Guinness is popular here, too.
Mom and i visited Kilkenny Castle.
We visited the Cathedral Church of St. Canices. It was too wet that day to climb the Round Tower, but we enjoyed displays and singing inside the church.
Evening song at St. Canices.
Stained glass window from St. Canices. It was destroyed, but fortunately an Italian who had wanted to buy it had had it carefully documented, and they were able to produce another.
The impressive heating system in St. Canices. Now that, my friends, is a radiator! The pipes continue down, under the floor. Heat rises up through the ornate grates.
View back from the altar of St. Canices, toward the choir area.
We got caught in the rain… surprise!