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Jerpoint Park

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Address: Kilkenny, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
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+353 86 606 1449
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Welcome to Jerpoint Park, where we strive to immerse you in a unique...

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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Jerpoint Park tour

The tour of Jerpoint Park was one of the highlights of our vacation in Ireland. The tour of this site of a medieval town was given by Joe O'Connell, the man on whose land the site... read more

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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tour of Jerpoint Park was one of the highlights of our vacation in Ireland. The tour of this site of a medieval town was given by Joe O'Connell, the man on whose land the site is located. His very interesting tour brought the site to life for us. It was our favorite historical tour to date.

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Thank you for that lovely review. Joe is delighted that you enjoyed his tour so much & that it was your favourite histocial tour to date. Maeve More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could not be more pleased with our afternoon spent visiting Jerpoint Park. Truly a fascinating walk back in time. We had the additional treat of a walk through pastures with sheep and newborn lambs. We were able to hold and pet them and were not rushed in anyway. Our tour was capped off with a wonderful traditional Irish meal... More 

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Richard many thanks for your lovely review of your visit to Jerpoint Park. It was our pleasure to host you and your group. Safe journey home and best wishes. Maeve More 

Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On day I visited it was wet, grounds are very interesting. Brings you back in history. when you look at the structures and the buildind methods . We'll worth the visit.

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review of Jerpoint Park & you are so right when you state the "Brings you back in History". Maeve More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

were lead around Jerpoint park by a family member and they gave us all the history and we were let go around freely if we wanted also we could have a cup of tea and home cakes if we were interested

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Jerpoint Park. Maeve More 

Brisbane
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

The farm owners served scones and tea inside their home Home doesn't start explaining the many times modified building. We sat in what used to be servant quarters A visit to the ruins of a church built in the 12th century and a cemetery followed The owners did a demonstration of a working dog and some sheeps. For me, an... More 

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Good day & thank you for taking the time to write the lovely review. Maeve More 

Reinholds, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

We were told Jerpoint Park "The lost town" might be closed for the season but decided to try it anyway. We ran the bell and Joe was willing to give us a tour. Absolutey fascinating. The footprint of this 12th century town was discovered a few years ago after he had purchased the property and it is a very significant... More 

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review and it was a pleasure to show you our heritage site. Maeve More 

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

It is very funny that at one point there is a farm where you can experience sheepdog demonstration when the dog gathers the sheep and on the other hand there is the 12th century ''lost city'' so you have 2 in 1. Good thing is that you can meet local people and the owners of this place and have a... More 

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Jerpoint Park and for taking the time to write the review. Maeve More 

Boylston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Here you have the opportunity to discover the "lost town" of Jerpoint which was founded in the 12th Century. You will also have the opportunity to meet Joe and Moeve O'Connell in their home, Belmont house,,,,,here the town was unearthed. A fascination location to visit.

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review on Jerpoint Park. Delighted you enjoyed the site and visit. Maeve More 

Thomastown, Ireland
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a very interesting place and well worth the visit. Maeve was so informative and it is a wonderful history of St. Nicholas

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Indialantic, Florida
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Not sure how my daughter found this stop, but she made a call and Joe said stop on by...he greeted our van of 6 (I think we paid 10e each) and took us on a wonderful tour of his property...chock full of history, humor, stories of St Nick, his endeavors to maintain this VERY interesting historical piece of land. I... More 

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Jerpoint P, Owner at Jerpoint Park, responded to this review

What a lovely review of your visit to Jerpoint Park. Glad you enjoyed the experiences - both the heritage site and the sheep dog demo. regards Maeve More 

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