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“Highly impressed”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey
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Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Highly impressed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

I've been to many abbeys and ecclesiastical ruins throughout Ireland and Jerpoint is definitely among the most impressive. It's well worth taking the tour as there is so much of interest which you could easily miss by just wandering around yourself. Katherina was a most engaging and informative guide who really knows her stuff.

Highlights were the wonderful tomb carvings and those on the reconstructed west side of the large cloister (look out for Anthony of Egypt's pig! and the Ormonde knight in armour).

The setting is beautiful and you really get a sense of how important and wealthy the Cistercians here were before all too sadly the Abbey fell into disuse and ruin.

Visited November 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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100 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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“Very nice site, very well presented”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

I visited the abbey on a day trip with a bunch of other archaeologists, and we got a guided tour by a very enthusiastic lady. We were lucky to have a clear and sunny day so we could properly enjoy walking around the site. The abbey is in very good state and well presented to the visitor. I did learn a lot from the guide and really enjoyed the site.

Visited November 2012
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Boscawen, New Hampshire
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82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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“A jem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

A 12th century ruin. Took a short very interesting tour and the guide was great. Well worth a visit. A beautiful place. A small abbey so not crowded. Easy to find.

Visited September 2012
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Florida
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77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Lovely Ruins -- clearly worth visiting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

So glad we stopped at Jerpoint Abbey. The ruins are quite extensive and well preserved, dating back to the 12th century. It was just such a lovely and peaceful spot. There are so many castles and abbeys throughout Ireland but this one really excels. We also purchased our Heritage Cards here and were very glad we did. Put this stop on your TTD List.

Visited June 2012
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Marinha Grande, Portugal
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“We recommend the visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We had one of the best guided tours in the whole of Ireland! The lady who escorted us during the visit was a keen historian and we had a visit to what seemed to be another Irish church in ruins that was most interesting! It even had a quizz for our kids to fill in, what is great to keep them interested and entertained! In the end they even received a poster of a POW monument each, for having answered correctly to every question! We recommend this place unhesitatingly!

Visited August 2012
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