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Jerpoint Park

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Address: Kilkenny, Thomastown, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 606 1449
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Description: Welcome to Jerpoint Park, where we strive to immerse you in a unique...
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
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Beautifully restored.

Take the guided tour to get the most out of your visit! The Abbey will give you a real sense of history and complex architecture over the centuries.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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Altadena CA, USA
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Altadena CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Take the guided tour to get the most out of your visit! The Abbey will give you a real sense of history and complex architecture over the centuries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This beautifully restored home and the Newtown Jerpoint ruins were the surprise attraction of our trip to Ireland. As much as we enjoyed the sheepdog exhibition, the walk through the Newtown ruins was a fantastic trip back in time narrated by Joe. We could have stayed all day listening to Maeve and Joe talk about the history of their lovely... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Jerpoint Park. Maeve More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I had read about Jerpoint on various sites and thought it would be worth the trip. I emailed Maeve several times to arrange a time - but the last one didn't get there before we did. However, they could not have been more accomodating. We were a party of 4 and we had our own private tour by Joe, including... More 

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It was a pleasure. Joe More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

You are greeted at Jerpoint by a family member like you are a family friend. Our visit started with tea, coffee, scones, and a chat about the estate. The coffee was perfect. The scones and jams were fresh, homemade, and delicious. The chat was about the farm and the historic discoveries on the estate. Our group asked a range of... More 

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

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. Yours is the first review for 2015 and I hope it is the first of many good reviews for the season. Delighted you enjoyed your visit to Jerpoint Park. Maeve More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Stopped here with a CIE tour and it was great. Hosts were willing to answer questions and show us all around.

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Jerpoint Park while on vaction in Ireland. Maeve More 

Ridgewood, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Our CIE tour made a stop at Jerpoint for a 'lunch' and a look at the lost grave of St. Nicholas. It is definitely off the beaten path as our coach followed narrow two lane road to get there. We arrived just about lunch time and were escorted into the 'family' dining room. It was a great room right off... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write the review about Jerpoint Park. Yours Maeve More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What a tremendous couple. Maeve and Jo are articulate and knowledable hosts, who humbly open up their homes to visitors. 8 in our group, and we all agreed it may be the most talked about part of our trip when we get back to the States!

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

Hi ..... thank you so much for that lovely review of Jerpoint Park . Much appreciated. Maeve More 

Christina Lake, Canada
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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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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 

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Address: Address: Kilkenny, Thomastown, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 606 1449
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Thomastown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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