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Jerpoint Park

Kilkenny | L4206, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 86 606 1449
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Truly a great experience

We were greeted by Joseph and his son who immediately made us feel welcomed. Joe is a great story... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lori L
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Middle Village, New York
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Great abbey ruins

Rujins of a great Irish monastery, fabulous for photography. This is the newly renovated park of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael M
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Welcome to Jerpoint Park, where we strive to immerse you in a unique experience of heritage and culture in a very special destination Thomastown in Kilkenny , south east of Ireland. Unearth the history of Jerpoint Park with a guided tour of the footprints of a deserted 12th century medieval town. When it was founded near a crossing point on the River Nore near the Cistercian Jerpoint Abbey. The site also contains the Tomb Effigy of St. Nicholas (Bishop of Myra) plus the Church of St. Nicholas. "One of Irelands's best examples of a deserted 12th century medieval town" a quote from The Heritage Council of Ireland. Angling on the River Nore for wild salmon & wild brown trout from March - September ( rods & bait available for hire). Sheep dog demonstrations is a wonderful event to see. Tour times daily at 10.30am & 2.30pm from 1st April - 28th Ocbotber 2018.
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“scones” (50 reviews)
“st nicholas” (13 reviews)
“medieval town” (16 reviews)
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Kilkenny | L4206, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
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+353 86 606 1449
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were greeted by Joseph and his son who immediately made us feel welcomed. Joe is a great story teller who immersed us in the past and present. We were free to wander the grounds and stay as long as we wanted. We were treated...More

Thank Lori L
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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Delighted you enjoyed your visit to Jerpoint Park & for writing this lovely review. Joe

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Rujins of a great Irish monastery, fabulous for photography. This is the newly renovated park of the Abbey.

Thank Michael M
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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your lovely review of Jerpoint Park. Maeve

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was bus driver for a group in July. Joe & Maeve gave us an excellent experience. Joe gave us a sheepdog trial. I saw 'the lost town' on TV & I was delighted to finally see it, guided by Maeve. The shape of the...More

Thank Mick B
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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I remember our meeting and thank you so much for reviewing Jerpoint Park in such a lovely manner. Maeve

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a special part of our visit to Ireland and our group was amazed! What a historical place and fantastic family to spend the afternoon with. Awesome food and a place that will make you believe again. Go visit and find out for yourself.

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Delighted Jerpoint Park was part of your holiday and birthday celebrations & thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. If visiting these parts again, don't forget to call in. Maeve

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to see if they were doing Sheep dog demonstrations for the kids to see. Even though it was only the 4 of us he willingly brought out a dog and herded the sheep toward us for pictures. The kids loved it. They...More

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review & delighted the kids enjoyed their time at Jerpoint Park. Joe

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start by saying there are no price lists anywhere, not on flyers not on the website, not in the reception area. The website actually asks for "donations". Be warned by this. I think this place only really welcomes parties so when 2 of...More

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and sorry you did not enjoy your time at Jerpoint Park. Joe

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Joel is a weath of knowledge about the town and the historic ancient east. It was truly one of the highlights of our trip. We wished we could have stayed longer. Joel is a great storyteller. His passion for Jerpoint Park is palpable. The dog...More

Thank Charlene L
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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Delighted you enjoyed your time at Jerpoint Park & thank you for the lovely review. Maeve

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delight to meet Joe and Maeve and learning about this lost medieval town rich in culture and history. Situated between the two rivers the architects of the town were brillant. Joe's knowledge made this history lesson a wonderful experience. We loved walking the...More

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Delighted you enjoyed your visit to Jerpoint Park recently. Maeve

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To begin with, the sheep dog demonstration was absolutely incredible. The skill of the dog and the owner, Joe was just remarkable. When it doesn't seem that it can get any better, Joe takes you on an amazing tour of discovery of the footprint of...More

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Much appreciate your kind words about your visit to Jerpoint Park and for taking the time to write a review. Joe

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best part of our trip! We saw sheep being sheared.. We learned about a lost 12th century city of Newtown Jerpoint & abbey. Including the story of St Nicholas, who inspired Santa Claus, being buried there & how that came to be....More

Thank Jeannine S
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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Delighted you enjoyed your visit to our site at Jerpoint Park. Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. Maeve

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David B
3 July 2018|
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Response from Charlene L | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I would recommend arriving and seeing the town of kilkenny the first day and plan your trip to Jerpoint park the following day. You’ll want to be fresh and attuned to the time change to do the tour. Maybe call... More
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Jenny H
24 June 2018|
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Response from Jerpoint P | Property representative |
We conduct tours at 10.30am & 2.30pm daily during 2018 season and the sheep dog can be incorporated either before or after that event.
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Judith H
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Response from Jerpoint P | Property representative |
There is no footpath from Thomastown to Jerpoint Park & and no hard shoulder for at least 3/4 of journey. Maeve
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