Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown

4.5
#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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  • 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 »
  • Go your way. Entry € 5 per person to see an Abbey in total ruin. 10 minutes for all to see.
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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Steeped in history dating back to 12 century. Make sure you do a guided tour to get a real sense of the place. Lots of photographic opportunities for the photographer? Public toilets available but no cafe or shop. Small selection of souvenir cards available
  • An interesting story. Nice and unrepeatable low reliefs. Ticket - 3 EUR. I would recommend. I was there 15.06.2016
  • Jerpoint Abbey is a beautiful abbey ruins with amazing stone work.

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For a historical Irish experience, stay in Kilkenny County's namesake city, a medieval destination with no shortage of lodging options. If you are interested in exploring the central sights of this city, stay at one of the many hotels, hostels, or bed and breakfasts near its center. For something more affordable, head to the outskirts and look into guesthouse options. You can also choose a nearby spa if you want to splurge on a relaxing getaway.
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