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Jerpoint Abbey

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Address: Jerpoint | R448, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Amazing historical site

This is an extraordinary large abbey, with some beautiful features a lot of which are well preserved. Well worth a visit ifrom inot the area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
John O
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County Cork, Ireland
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County Cork, Ireland
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an extraordinary large abbey, with some beautiful features a lot of which are well preserved. Well worth a visit ifrom inot the area.

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Plainfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty close drive from Kilkenny we visited these ruins on a day trip headed toward Waterford They do ask for a small fee in cash and sadly we had no euro's left after a morning taxi ride they allowed us to tour the site anyway :) the ruins are very interesting and they have some carved stone work that we... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I found some of the original features and carvings at this site to be in the best shape from others we had seen. Lots of Cistercian history to absorb. Impressive and recommended.

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1 Thank vmooreiv
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting well preserved and kept abbey ruin. Cloisters well reconstructed giving a better feel for what the abbey would have been like in its heyday than most. Easy parking by visitors centre. A little of the beaten track but not far from either M8 or M9 motorways. Signage from the motorway good.

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This Abbey is really worth a visit, pretty well preserved and a fair amount history to be learned. If taking photographs is your thing then this is a phenomenal place for pictures.

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1 Thank NikStor
Thomastown, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

we went to visit the abbey while it was closed for restauration. Still it was impressive from the outside.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A great, well-preserved price of history. I'd probably not go on a really rainy day as it's outside but lovely views from up above and so many things to admire. Great ruin and I'll visit again.

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Clearwater,FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Take a step back in time and see what life was like in the 13th and 14th centuries. Short drive from Kilkenny and worth it. Free with OPW card. We got a written guide from the office that really made the experience come alive for us. Don't miss.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a well preserved abbey. However there are not a lot of information on why the abbey was there for, who was living there, etc.

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Talbot County, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very interesting place to visit. Love the carvings and what is being done to preserve the abbey. We found it a great place to walk around and enjoy the scenery and the abbey and let your imagination go back in time. Lovely.

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