Jerpoint Abbey, Kilkenny

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#3 of 24 in Historic Sites in Kilkenny
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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.
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  • Beautiful site. Took a peaceful stroll around the cloister. The carvings on the mensa tombs and cloister arcades are well worth seeing. 
    Beautiful site. Took a peaceful stroll around the cloister. The carvings on the mensa tombs and cloister arcades are well worth seeing.  more »
  • Spectaular and historic ruins. If you're lucky as we were, Dr. Gerry will give you a tour. He certainly knows his history! 
    Spectaular and historic ruins. If you're lucky as we were, Dr. Gerry will give you a tour. He certainly knows his history!  more »
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  • Great spot for short stop and history lesson. Mini scavenger hunt organised for kids. Beautiful views and very friendly staff at visitors center. Clean toilet facilities and lovely picnic benches. Bring your own lunch
  • Simply gorgeous and a must see! Transport yourself to a different era on these tranquil hallowed grounds.

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