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Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown

(4.5/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This Abbey is really worth a visit, pretty well preserved and a fair amount history to be learned. If taking photographs is your thing then this is a phenomenal place for pictures. 
  • we went to visit the abbey while it was closed for restauration. Still it was impressive from the outside. 
  • A great, well-preserved price of history. I'd probably not go on a really rainy day as it's outside but lovely views from up above and so many things to admire. Great ruin and I'll visit again. 
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An interesting story. Nice and unrepeatable low reliefs. Ticket - 3 EUR. I would recommend. I was there 15.06.2016
  • One of the most interesting tours and learned a lot about Ireland's history.
  • Nice Abbey. Great tour!