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Deemed a National Monument of Ireland, the ruins of Jerpoint Abbey showcase Romanesque architectural details with a scenic backdrop. Dating back to the 12th century, the well-preserved abbey ruins and stone carvings are explained at the visitor center by going through the informative exhibits. Before entering the ruins, read some of the provided literature on the abbey or book a guided tour. Afterwards, head to the nearby Newtown Jerpoint, where the grave of Saint Nicholas is rumored to be. Plan to see Jerpoint Abbey and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kilkenny trip itinerary builder app .
Jerpoint Abbey Reviews
Die im County Kilkenny gelegene Jerpoint Abbey ist definitiv einen Besuch wert. Absolut empfehlenswert! more »Jerpoint Abbey, located in County Kilkenny, is definitely worth a visit. Absolutely recommended!
We hebben prachtig weer als we deze abdij bezoeken. We kunnen ervoor kiezen om de ruïne op eigen gelegenheid te bekijken, of met een rondleiding van drie kwartier. We kiezen voor onze eigen rondleidin... more »We have wonderful weather when we visit this abbey. We can choose to view the ruin on your own, or with a tour of three quarters. We choose our own tour:) Pressure is being restored, which may be disturbing, but it is a good sign: we are working on it! The abbey is one of the most beautiful we have seen. Highly recommended if you are in the area and have time.
We stopped by Jerpoint Abbey on our way from Kilkenny to Waterford. It was a minor detour and worth going. We went Monday morning and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Very nice grounds despite the construction scaffolding. Was a chance to learn some local history and capture some picturesque shots. Just a note for those considering it - they did not take credit cards while we were there. Bring cash.
Just as in previous reviews the ongoing works take away from the photo aspect of the abbey itself (there are all on the inside) . But the car park is a fine size. the ladies taking the entrance fee were so nice and the place was spotless. It was clear blue skies on the day of my visit and there is loads to see, the arches and the stone work, the tombs, the engraving on the tombs and the carvings around the arches. The court yard is a lovely place to rest, relax and take in a different time for this country. We will never see anything like this again because modern building practices do not have this quality of finish. This is suitable for all ages and families and no climbing is required. Its a lovely place to visit and I'm glad I made it as part of my to do list. Cheers
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