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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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Jerpoint Lost Town of St. Nicholas

I visited Jerpoint, lost town of St. Nicholas, joe the owner provide a guided tour and thorough explanation of the historic ruins of this town. He is extremely knowledgeable of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Eagan, Minnesota
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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I visited Jerpoint, lost town of St. Nicholas, joe the owner provide a guided tour and thorough explanation of the historic ruins of this town. He is extremely knowledgeable of the historic significance of what has been uncovered on his farm. He lives in the old farm house, we had dinner in his home, met his wife and family. They... More 

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

Thank you for the glowing review. Joe More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Jerpoint Park is a marvellous gem of a place, that shelters (shush! Don't let the children hear!) the tomb of the actual St. Nicholas, the Turkish bishop reputed to be the original Santa Clause! Not only that, but you will also find the remains of a forgotten and vanished medieval town that had flourished on the banks of the Nore... More 

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Many thanks. Joe More 

Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My wife & I visited Jerpoint Park on Friday 7 August as part of a tour group organized by Brendan Vacations under the Trafalgar Group. This is an example of what Brendan Vacations terms a “Be my Guest” event. The group was provided with a guided tour of the ruins and surround that includes Saint Nicolas’ tomb by Joel the... More 

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review. Nicholas is very proud of himself. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Jerpoint Park. Maeve :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This place is an absolute jewel and total surprise. We enjoyed a lovely tea for lunch, and then a guided tour of the ruins of the medieval town. Then the owner and his adorable son gave us a demonstration of their dog's sheepherding skills. It was a great way to spend an afternoon.

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Many thanks for the lovely review ..... Maeve More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We discovered a gem outside of Dublin in Jerpoint Park. Ruins of a medieval village on a privately-owned farm...and the ruins of the church contain the cemetery of St. Nicholas...yes, Santa! We were invited in by the owners wife to enjoy tea and scones, followed by a tour of the ancient village and finally, the owner gave his beautiful pup... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing a great review of Jerpoint Park. It is wonderful when visitors appreciate the importance of the site. Maeve More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

the lovely young guide made our trip here! This bright young lady imparted her knowledge to us in a lovely bright and interesting way. It was a damp morning but she brightened our day. The OPW have lovely staff and we had a private guide today, no extra charge , just the entrance fee.

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waterford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Lovely place to visit, with very interesting history, in a beautiful location. And very friendly guides/owners. However skip the soup and sandwiches for lunch - not worth the extra €10. Maybe scones and tea would be better.

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Glad you enjoyed the history Bernadette. Maeve More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had a lovely tea and scone afternoon tea. It was like stepping into someone's home. The whole family was involved -- kids, Mom, and grandfather. There was a tour of the farm; the cemetery where St. Nicholas is buried; and a sheepdog demonstration. There was a mule which was a great photo opportunity.

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Thank you from all at Jerpoint Park :) Maeve More 

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

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