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Jerpoint Abbey

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Address: Jerpoint | R448, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-56-24623
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Walk the past

An interesting relic of times gone by, the exhibition offers a good introduction to the abbey's history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting relic of times gone by, the exhibition offers a good introduction to the abbey's history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great job the OPW are doing in restoring these historic Abbeys.The information officer was very informative.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in October and were lucky enough to have the abbey almost to ourselves which was amazing.This is a Cistercian abbey, founded in the second half of the 12th century. It's well kept with entry fees.

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop here, such an amazing place! This is a cistercian abbey founded in the 12th century and the detail in the stone work is quite intricate.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relatively intact (apart from the roof!) and once you climb the few steps onto the second level there are okay views of the countryside. Nice roads via Thomastown. Very similar to Fore Abbey in Westmeath but there is an entrance charge here.

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Mallow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other abbeys may have more picturesque settings but a lot of the original structure survives.at Jerpoint and it is full pf fascinating details. In the cloisters there are columns with statues of knights, bishops, ladies , saints and strange grotesques. The chapter house contains some mediaeval floor tiles and more sculptural fragments including a roof boss and a remarkably modern-looking... More 

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Thank Jane A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This very interesting large old ruin of what was a very important abbey is worth a visit. It is situated on the road between Thomastown and ballyhale. The information and guides are excellent. There is a small entrance fee. It has been sympathically restored which only enhances it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the nicest tour guide ever for this. was amazing place to see and would certainly recommend a visit with a tour guide

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this is a nice old Abbey. the biggest treat is that staint Nicolas is buried here. saint Nicolas was moved twice because of grave robbers so they moved him to Kilkenny. so Kilkenny is Santa's home

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very interesting historical site close to Kilkenny and worth a brief visit. The present ruins are very extensive and display some specimens of the later Norman passing into the early English style of architecture. Jerpoint is notable for its stone carvings, including one at the tomb of Felix O'Dulany, Bishop of the Diocese of Ossory. The rooks at the top... More 

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