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Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown

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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. Add Jerpoint Abbey to your Kilkenny travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kilkenny vacation generator.
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Where to stay in Kilkenny

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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  • The abbey was under construction. Nice ruins, columns, archways. Worth a quick stop. Did not wait for the guided tour. Took euros only, no credit cards. Had a better time at the Jerpoint Historical Pa...  more »
  • This abbey has a long history; however, there are no tours on site. To really appreciate it, you need to do some reading. The folks at the welcome center where you purchase admission are very knowledg...  more »
  • A very well preserved abbey and a knowledgeable guide. Unlike so many ruined abbeys, there is enough left that you can get a fell for the place.  more »
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  • An interesting story. Nice and unrepeatable low reliefs. Ticket - 3 EUR. I would recommend. I was there 15.06.2016
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • One of the most interesting tours and learned a lot about Ireland's history.