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Jerpoint Abbey

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Jerpoint | R448, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
353-56-24623
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Better preserved ruins.

I skipped Waterford and went to Kilkenny and Jerpoint Abbey instead - and glad I did. There are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
oldprune
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Redlands, California
Lost the character of a ruin

It is beautiful, and massive work has gone in to restoring it. Unfortunately the cement and forced... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cookamunga
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Jerpoint | R448, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
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353-56-24623
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"guided tour"
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"stone carvings"
in 16 reviews
"visitor center"
in 7 reviews
"henry viii"
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"heritage cards"
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"come alive"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 22 reviews
"county kilkenny"
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"knowledgeable guide"
in 6 reviews
"wander around"
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"beautiful ruins"
in 7 reviews
"hidden gem"
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"lots of history"
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"across the street"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I skipped Waterford and went to Kilkenny and Jerpoint Abbey instead - and glad I did. There are many historical ruins everywhere in Ireland but most of are in just ruins like colums in Greek. After seeing a few, they are pretty much the same....More

Thank oldprune
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is beautiful, and massive work has gone in to restoring it. Unfortunately the cement and forced puzzle reconstruction takes a lot away from it so it does not make you feel the history of the site.

Thank Cookamunga
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 20 minuets here, that is about all you will need to see what little there is to see. Mostly ruins.

Thank jjapples
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of several mediaeval churches near Kilkenny, this ruined Cistercian Abbey has all that you would expect, including and enthusiastic custodian. Arriving not long after it opened made it quieter and more atmospheric.

Thank Adam C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were only two other tourists there when we visited in April. Large restoration project going on, this is a very old Abbey and part of Kilkenny history. Definitely an off the beaten path attraction.

Thank lucia m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Guided tours ended at 430 PM and we just missed the last one of the day. It would have been a better experience had we made the guided tour. Currently quite a bit of renovations with scaffolding in place.

Thank Jeff5180
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit the abbey with the kids while on a day trip around Kilkenny. The abbey is well preserved, there's several carved stones and architecturally nice features: the cloister still has few of the decorative stonework in place. Nice addition since last visit years...More

Thank gtm_2015j
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a last minute change to our itinerary and needed something to fill a time gap as we traveled from Kilkenny to Waterford. Our stop at the well preserved abbey was an unexpected highlight of our trip!! My 16 year old son will tell...More

1  Thank Deschaufel9
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This was the ruins of a Cistercian abbey which had a lot of examples of sculptures. We caught the second half of a guided tour and then had a wander around ourselves.

Thank MarjofromBrissie
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

After seeing the remains of Jerpoint at Jerpoint Park, the abbey was icing on the cake. My hope is that all of these sites will continue to be preserved and studied.

Thank Mary F
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Edward G
1 August 2017|
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Response from Eibhs | Reviewed this property |
Hi Edward, they have a small centre on-site and they may be able to help you. It is run by the Office of Public Works, OPW. if you search online they should have a contact email you could use.
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fishfools
21 April 2017|
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Response from Myra P | Reviewed this property |
A half an hour would be sufficient to visit jerpoint abbey
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