Jerpoint Abbey, Kilkenny

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Deemed a National Monument of Ireland, the ruins of Jerpoint Abbey showcase Romanesque architectural details with a scenic backdrop. Dating back to the 12th century, the well-preserved abbey ruins and stone carvings are explained at the visitor center by going through the informative exhibits. Before entering the ruins, read some of the provided literature on the abbey or book a guided tour. Afterwards, head to the nearby Newtown Jerpoint, where the grave of Saint Nicholas is rumored to be. Plan to see Jerpoint Abbey and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kilkenny trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Loved the Jerpoint Abbey ruins and visitor center. This ruin was what made me go looking for more. It is easy to find with good parking. 
    Loved the Jerpoint Abbey ruins and visitor center. This ruin was what made me go looking for more. It is easy to find with good parking.  more »
  • An OPW Heritage sight, this is a self guided tour of well - preserved ruins of a Cistercian Abbey. Visitor guide and signage were good to help explain the function and layout of the different parts... 
    An OPW Heritage sight, this is a self guided tour of well - preserved ruins of a Cistercian Abbey. Visitor guide and signage were good to help explain the function and layout of the different parts...  more »
  • The architecture and details of the Abbey are beautiful and definitely worth the visit! (5 Euro entrance fee) 
    The architecture and details of the Abbey are beautiful and definitely worth the visit! (5 Euro entrance fee)  more »

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