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Jerpoint Park, Thomastown

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Get a breath of fresh air at Jerpoint Park, a historical spot filled with wildlife and impressive old trees. Walk among the oaks, chestnuts, limes, and beeches, and keep an eye out for birds. If you are feeling adventurous, take advantage of the park's "tracker packs," which include binoculars, a compass, and a magnifying glass. Watch a sheepdog demonstration and observe how the dog and its owner communicate and work together to herd sheep. This site also makes a perfect fishing spot--ask about the wild salmon and brown trout fishing. See Jerpoint Park and all Kilkenny has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kilkenny vacation trip planner.
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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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  • What a great find. So interesting. A hidden Gem. Toured the estate with the owner of the property that at one point hundreds of years ago had 23 homes on it. A large cemetery, beautiful ruins of churc...  more »
  • We only had time to stop at one site during our drive and we were extremely happy we chose this one. The owners of the park are extremely friendly and informative. They are very generous for sharing t...  more »
  • We literally stumbled into this historical site after making a wrong turn and didn't have a clue what we would find at the end of the farm lane. We were met by the owner, Joe O'Conner who encouraged u...  more »