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Jerpoint Park

Kilkenny, Thomastown, Ireland
+353 86 606 1449
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Thomastown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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.Savour the delicious homemade scones baked daily during the summer months in our Tea Rooms. Angling on the River Nore for wild salmon & wild brown trout from March - September (ghillie, rods & bait available for hire). Sheep dog demonstrations with geese or sheep is a wonderful event to see.Check website for details of opening hours and guided heritage tour times.Looking forward to welcoming you to Jerpoint.Joe & Maeve « less
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Christina Lake, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Stopped here on our tour. What a lovely place. Maeve served us soup, sandwiches, and scones with strawberry jam and tea. Joe took us on a tour of the lost town and exlpained how it was found after they purchased the property. Then we went to see the sheep herding competition. Cap was wonderful at herding the sheep with a... More

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Jerpoint Park and I will relay the praise for Percy and Cap. Many thanks for the lovely review. Maeve More

Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our visit to Jerpoint Park was part of a (CIE) Motor Coach tour through Southern Ireland. We were there several hours and enjoyed tea and homemade scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserves served by Mave, and her charming children. She shared the history of their property and the structure we were in. Next, we took a walking heritage tour... More

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Trip Advisor about Jerpoint Park..... much appreciated. It is wonderful when people enjoy the visit to our site. Renewed thanks Maeve More

Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I went with my husband and 2 children to visit Jerpoint Park yesterday and it far exceeded my expectations. The tour guide, Joe, gave a really interesting talk about the lost town of Jerpoint and explained how the town started and what might have caused it's demise. We walked around with him and he pointed out a wide range of... More

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Jerpoint Park really appreciates your lovely review of the site. Many thanks Maeve More

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I visited Jerpoint Park with my family as part of Heritage week 2014. For anyone interested in the history and heritage all around us, I couldn't recommend a visit highly enough. The personal guided tour is very informative and the fact that this is a private site makes the whole visit completely unique - much more so than a standard... More

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that truly lovely review. That is exactly what we are trying to achieve at Jerpoint Park. Maeve More

cumberland ri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I went here as part of a cie tour. It was great. the family who lives and give the tours are very nice the tea and scones were delicious. I enjoyed the sheep herding demo walking around the grounds learning the history.I really enjoyed this place

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed you visit to Jerpoint Park on your C.I.E. Tour to Ireland. Many thanks. Maeve More

Alto, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

extremely old, wonderful find, and visited at end of day, recommend it, few others and good pics without so many tourists:))

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Not sure this review is for Jerpoint Park as you have Jerpoint Abbey - magical ! If it is for Jerpoint Park .... thank you so much. Maeve More

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Dear Joe (and Maeve, even if unknown to us because unfortunately the tea rooms weren't open the day we came): Perhaps you remember us four people from Germany who visited Jerpoint Park at July 28th - we knocked at your door in the afternoon and you didn't hesitate to take us around (with the other three women, who had arrived... More

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much Stern family ...... I did not have the privilage of meeting you on July 28th, but look forward to meeting on your next visit. A million thanks for the lovely review of the Medieval Town and St. Nicholas's Tomb at Jerpoint Park. Maeve More

Shannon, Ireland
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were there by accident and intended to be at Jerpoint Abbey. Despite this the owners were very informative and told us all about their conversation efforts in maintaining Jerpoint, the Lost town. We couldn't stay long but we enjoyed our stay.

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review .... Jerpoint Park is a remarkable historic site. Maeve More

Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had tea and scones with fresh cream and jam....yum! Then tour of ruins and farm. Very pleasant enterprising family who gives a good tour

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Delighted you had a wonderful visit. Many thanks for review. Maeve More

Omaha, Nebraska
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We recently had a European family vacation. Wife and I plus 5 kids 15-24 yrs old. 4 countries in 12 days and this stop was as good as any we did. Extremely interesting and off the beaten path. I would encourage anyone to take the time and do it. Approx 2 hours and 2 of the best. Lots of walking... More

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely review. The aim of our Guided Heritage Tours is to explain in detail of the life and times of Medieval Ireland in Jerpoint Park ...... Joe. More

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