Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown

4.6
#3 of 19 in Historic Sites in Kilkenny
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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  • After seeing the remains of Jerpoint at Jerpoint Park, the abbey was icing on the cake. My hope is that all of these sites will continue to be preserved and studied.  more »
  • Been here many times. History is amazing. Very peaceful. Great to spend a couple of hours here and take in the history of the Abbey. Worth a visit.  more »
  • Great experience of living history. Joe is the real deal...a pleasure to learn all about the magic of Jerpoint ...and see his sheepdog in action  more »
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  • This place was cool. Wasn't as much as we were expecting but still a cool place and the guy running it was really nice and friendly
  • Really interesting place. It is an absolutely stunning site.
  • Pretty neat stop. The gal working was super nice and helpful!
  • It's OK, unless you are into delving deep into the Irish monk historical aspects, which are available here. It's a very nice ruin. But others were just as nice, and I don't know if I'd make a special trip to see this. Many parts were blocked off, so if you want a dramatic view or to climb around on the towers or upper floors, this isn't quite the place
  • One of the better known ruins in Ireland it is no longer situated on the main road. Car parking is god and access is by office hours. It is an interesting place for its carvings and ruins. The guided tour is well thought through and informative. Well worth a visit

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