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Best Medieval Cloister in Ireland

Wonderful XII century Cistercian abbey. A huge ruin with some restoration. The cloister is worth... read more

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San Luis Obispo, CA
A must see - guided tour well worth the time and money

Off the beaten track but beautiful ancient abbey. Guides will take you around (included with modest... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Jerpoint | R448, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful XII century Cistercian abbey. A huge ruin with some restoration. The cloister is worth the visit alone. Beautiful evocative structures with delightful medieval sculptured corbels. Beautiful countryside and had lunch in charming Thomasville.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Off the beaten track but beautiful ancient abbey. Guides will take you around (included with modest admission price) and take you back in time as you walk the site. If you are in the area, don’t miss it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled upon Jerpoint Abbey when heading for Thomastown when exploring areas outside of Kilkenny. It was so quiet and there were very few people, which was different to other places I had visited during my recent trip. The Abbey was in good condition and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my nieces and son for a wander around Jerpoint Abbey. Great way to spend some time exploring and the treasure hunt was great...kept the kids busy while also keeping them interested in the beauty of the remains :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a 12th century monastery featuring cloisters, intact towers, and extensive stone carvings. They are doing some additional restoration of the gem.

Thank bonitabuffalo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour and beautiful place to visit. Uncrowded, plenty of parking, simply amazing place. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hosts were very welcoming and great at engaging our children’s interest. The trail activity really focused their attention and they loved their prize for completing it too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and informative. Easy access from Kilkenny City and close to other historic sites in the area shch as Kells Priory

Thank bhFiann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a friend, the entrance fee was worth it. The building is well preserved, being restored in places, guided tours are available and there are exhibits from the buildings history. Well worth a look

Thank feralglow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jerpoint was recommended in our guide book and since we were in the area we stopped. The tour was awesomely informative. Our guide knew a lot about the history of the Abbey and the area, and told it all in an informative, relaxed manner. We...More

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Edward G
1 August 2017|
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Response from Eibhs | Reviewed this property |
Hi Edward, they have a small centre on-site and they may be able to help you. It is run by the Office of Public Works, OPW. if you search online they should have a contact email you could use.
21 April 2017|
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Response from Myra P | Reviewed this property |
A half an hour would be sufficient to visit jerpoint abbey