Jerpoint Abbey, Kilkenny

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#3 of 24 in Historic Sites in Kilkenny
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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. Plan to see Jerpoint Abbey and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kilkenny trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Gerry and Leandra were a wealth of information, we enjoyed speaking with them before our self guided tour of the Abbey. This abbey was founded in the 12 C. and is one of the best examples of a... 
    Gerry and Leandra were a wealth of information, we enjoyed speaking with them before our self guided tour of the Abbey. This abbey was founded in the 12 C. and is one of the best examples of a...  more »
  • Beautiful site. Took a peaceful stroll around the cloister. The carvings on the mensa tombs and cloister arcades are well worth seeing. 
    Beautiful site. Took a peaceful stroll around the cloister. The carvings on the mensa tombs and cloister arcades are well worth seeing.  more »
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  • If you're into history this place is an awesome to go and check out. Informative and once you're in you can explore most of the site at your leisure. Definitely head up the steps to get some great views of the entire complex and surrounding countryside. Absolutely brilliant!
  • Gorgeous place to visit. Very pleasant staff. Small visitor center (with toilets). Site is mostly outdoors. Well presented and well laid out. Lots of interesting information for all the family. Nice picnic tables outside to eat at if you have food with you. Charge was 5e/adult or 3e for a student or child. Did not note the family price.

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