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“A really memorable visit”
Review of Jerpoint Park

Jerpoint Park
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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
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4 reviews
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“A really memorable visit”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

We enjoyed a lovely tour of jerpoint park with Joe & Maeve. First we were treated to delicious scones & tea by Maeve who also made sure our 10 month old daughter was looked after.
Joe then brought us on really informative and knowledgable tour of the park. We had our daughter in the baby carrier and were able to show bring her on the whole tour. We would like to thank them both for a great afternoon & hospitality (and the advice!!).
Darragh, Siobhan & Mairead,

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Dundonald, Belfast.
Level 6 Contributor
425 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“definitely a " must see "”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

We arrived on a Sunday morning, quite early , and were the only visitors. The owner was our tour-guide. We really enjoyed the whole experience, he brought the place to life and fanciful as it may sound, we felt that we were not alone there !! Lots of information and delivered in a way which made it very interesting. We are so glad we paid a visit and would most certainly recommend it to anyone, there's so much to see.

Visited July 2012
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Never would have guessed”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Great day out, very interesting, lovely people, very informative. Tea and scones on the terrace overlooking unspoilt countryside, children's play area, lovely place.

Visited July 2012
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Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“History brought to life!”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

We took a trip to Jerpoint park today not really knowing what to expect and all I can say is that it is an exceptional experience. From the warm and informative welcome from Maeve and her lovely children to the fasinating tour guide from Joe of the medievil remains of the Lost town. I had my 3 children ( eight year olds twins and a four year old) and my mother with me. Joe made the tour as interesting and as informative for our whole group. His knowledge and delivery of the history of the area is wonderful and a great experience. I could not recommend this enough, my children had a wonderful time playing in the tree house and the maze. Thank you to Meave Joe and family for a really enriching experience. Liesa

Visited July 2012
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Sligo, Ireland
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9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Heard about this place here on Trip Advisor and saw the great reviews that we decided to visit the place. It was very easy to find with plenty of signposts to the place.

As a archaeology student it was great for me to see a place that we learned about in real life, although a little imagination is required but the illustration they have of the place in Medieval times is a great help!!!. Our guide Joe was very knowledgeable and interesting, he clearly knew his stuff plus the information signs they have also were a great help. St. Nicholas grave was nice surprise as myself and my dad did not realize it was here. Also Percy the dog came all around the park with us even when Joe had left us. Maeve, Joe's wive was very friendly,welcoming and helpful. She gave us tea and scones, very welcome after the walk around the site.

Jerpoint Park is well worth a visit. It's pretty close to Kilkenny City. Jerpoint Abbey is a few minutes away. A joint visit between these two sites is very worthwhile

Visited July 2012
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