Jerpoint Park

Jerpoint Park, Thomastown: Hours, Address, Jerpoint Park Reviews: 5/5

Jerpoint Park
5
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
About
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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neil kelly
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
What a fantastic site!

Be sure to pre book this tour before arriving as the site is closed without it. The lady on the phone had an excellent customer service demeanor and was very informative (apologies for not catching your name).

Our guide, Joe, was an interesting conversationalist who provided a very enjoyable tour of this ruined town and its history for only 10 euro. A must see if you have an interest in this period of irish history.

To finish the walk off was the sheepdog display, a brilliant view of the relationship between a working dog the herd and also highlighting the skill associated with training the animal.

I would go back tomorrow if given the chance.

As this site has been largely untouched there are few pathways, be sure to wear boots to enjoy the full experience.

Thank you both!

Neil & Katie-Rose
Written 9 January 2022
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Virginia O
3 contributions
Nov 2021
The guide was so kind and informative Jerpoint is a place you should not miss! The views were spectacular and you really sensed the centuries of medieval history Amazing
Written 13 December 2021
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Heidi H
3 contributions
Sep 2021
This place is a hidden treasure that some of the locals don't even know about! This was one of the highlights of our trip. We loved Joe and his dog, and all the stories and history is truly amazing. We spent a few hours and it wasn't long enough to hear and learn all the things we wanted to ask about. Please don't miss the opportunity if you are in the area. Joe actually owns the property and can tell you so much about the village that once existed there, the church and graveyards on the property, as well as his amazing home! We spent 10 days in Ireland and think this was one of our favorite spots, and so fun to get to meet someone as knowledgeable and interesting as Joe. DON'T miss this spot!
Written 27 October 2021
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Michele K
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Sep 2021 • Couples
Just returned from 2 weeks traveling all over Ireland and one of the highlights was our wonderful visit to Jerpoint. Maeve, Joe and their son were lovely, the ruins were fascinating and the sheepdog demonstration with Shep was great fun. This is a must-see. Don’t forget to say hello to Tim!
Written 21 September 2021
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Jeanie K
New York City, NY55 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Joe O’Connel, his son and his border collie Ship were great. They gave a great demonstration of how a dog guides their sheep and then a really interesting discussion of the area. We would highly recommend visiting!
Written 12 September 2021
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Lena
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
The knowledge and history that Joe the guide had of the area. The fact that he owned the property showed the personal interest he had and the attachment he had to the area
Written 3 September 2021
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Máire
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
Wonderful guided tour of the ruins of a 12th century church and village. Joe was so informative and interesting. Well worth a visit. Definitely a hidden gem.
Written 18 August 2021
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Ciara C
11 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Joe and Tim, what a duo. We took the 11am tour on Monday morning with Joe and his trusty chocolate Lab Tim.
Joe was very informative and enthusiastic about Jerpoint and its history. Through Joe you got real sense of how the "lost" town would of been a thriving functioning busy area.
You were put at ease with Joe's friendly banter and craic.
Joe's passion about the area makes the experience even better and would definitly recommend for those visiting the area or travelling through.
Ciara & Mark
Written 10 August 2021
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Alan H
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Aug 2021
Nice old Abbey to have a stroll & soak up some history. The main features are the architecture of the building and the stone carvings dotted throughout. An interesting hour well spent.
Written 10 August 2021
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Manya B
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Jul 2021
A very unexpected detour on our travels. Make the time and plan to stop here, Joe’s is a master tour guide! It is a great story the history of this location will blow you away!1
Written 7 August 2021
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