Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown

4.6
#3 of 16 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. Add Jerpoint Abbey to your Kilkenny travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kilkenny vacation generator.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The guided tour is very good and there is so much to learn about the monks that lived there. You also learn about what is going on in the area around the Abbey, how they helped the locals and how inva...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Go your way. Entry € 5 per person to see an Abbey in total ruin. 10 minutes for all to see.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful atmosphere within the Abbey near kilkenny, in my opinion it's worth it, 5 euro.il entrance fee to take a dip in the past, namely the year 1180 ... out of the mass tourist route.
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  • June 20, 2017
    An interesting story. Nice and unrepeatable low reliefs. Ticket - 3 EUR. I would recommend. I was there 15.06.2016
  • June 8, 2016
    There is a small fee, but tours are included if you like, and if you can, you should! Margaret was our guide. "An interactive comedy show with an immense amount of information" is a better description than "tour." It seems that all of the OPW guides are knowledgeable and clearly love what they do. Take advantage of these amazing people and let them show you around! Margaret, thank you so much for a most delightful time in this incredibly multi-layered historical site.
  • August 14, 2016
    4 euros per adult to visit. Well looked after and there are guided tours. Great visitors centre with details of other places to visit in area and very clean toilets. Very helpful staff.
  • April 17, 2017
    👌 will tell others
  • November 23, 2015
    One of the most interesting tours and learned a lot about Ireland's history.

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