Jerpoint Park
Jerpoint Park
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10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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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. Angling on the River Nore for wild salmon & wild brown trout from March - September ( rods & bait available for hire). Sheep dog demonstrations is a wonderful event to see. Tour times daily at 10.30am & 2.30pm from 1st April - 28th Ocbotber 2018.
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D O
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
We had a great time on a tour here during the winter. Maeve, our tour guide and site owner, was so engaging and knowledgeable. The history on the site is interesting, with much as yet undiscovered.
Written 29 December 2022
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Jean M
Kokomo, IN146 contributions
Oct 2022
We were a group of Americans traveling in Ireland. I had found this gem on TripAdvisor. Maeve was wonderful - so informative and truly made us feel like each of our questions were important. This was a high light of our trip. They area was beautiful and so historic! We are just sorry it was too late in the season for the scones. :-) I would definitely bring another group here!
Written 16 November 2022
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saffamom
Nashville, TN6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We visited Jerpoint Park with a family group of 8 today, and can't recommend it highly enough! Maeve was just fantastic, what a lovely person and wonderful storyteller. Our group ranged in age from 7 years to 77 years, and she kept us all engaged. The site is fascinating and not to be missed, and we loved the dogs. We came away feeling lucky to have met this wonderful family and experienced this treasure they're caretakers of.
Written 11 October 2022
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Hunter J
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Jerpoint Park easily became a group favourite on our Ireland trip!

Maeve was quick to reply about bookings and we got in for a private tour of the medieval town as well as a sheepdog demonstration, all very affordable at €15/person. It was just our group when we got there but a tour bus showed up as we were leaving, so call ahead of time to really get that private experience.

I was pleasantly surprised at how elaborate the tour was; covering the settlement history of the area, archaeological finds, architectural design of the ruins, and not to mention some notable names in the graveyard - including St. Nicholas (yes, Santa!)

The owner, Joe, is kind, knowledgeable and entertaining. His tour was especially enjoyable as his passion for this unique history shows.

If you’re looking to explore remnants of Ireland’s past in the beautiful countryside while hearing stories from a local, seriously don’t miss visiting Jerpoint Park. The sheepdog was also very cute haha ❤️
Written 17 September 2022
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Elise Z
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Family
Dog demonstration was my favorite! We came with my elderly grandmother and even she loved the whole thing, which is impressive since she is pretty particular.
Written 16 September 2022
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Tim O
Forest, VA41 contributions
Aug 2022
Visiting with Joe and listening to his stories about the history of the lost town was a great experience Joe can definitely spin a yarn. We only had a hour as part of a Driftwood tour and visited the church and graveyard. Wish I could have spent half a day walking around the town.
Written 7 September 2022
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R J
3 contributions
Sep 2022
Interesting guided tour with a fasinating history. We were shown around by the owner of the farm who is incredibly friendly. Afterwhich he gave us a sheep dog demonstration with his exceptionally friendly dog, Shep. We're planning on coming back when we're next in town!
Written 4 September 2022
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Paul H
3 contributions
Aug 2022
With a great love of ruins and lost places, my two sons and I visited Jerpoint Park and were enchanted by the place. The guided tour from the proprietor was as much seanachaí as it was historian. Even so, as we displayed a bit of knowledge of the period and the context, he deftly adjusted his narrative to give more depth and detail.
With everything from WWI graves to the old tombs of the noble families and the ghostly imprint of the lost town, it is a magical place, lovingly preserved and passionately illustrated by the land owner.
If you love the ancient and the lost, this is a worthwhile place to wander and wonder.
Written 30 August 2022
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Ashley M
4 contributions
Jun 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and the history behind the town, and was an excellent storyteller, bringing everything back to life. She was also very kind, and even recommended us to another similar site in the area.
Written 3 August 2022
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Calvin S
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Lovely, guided tour by a knowledgeable tour guide of a medieval town lost to the elements. Top tip for the Dutch, this is where you'll find sinterklaas's grave.
Written 31 July 2022
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