Jerpoint Abbey

    Jerpoint Abbey is located  in County Kilkenny on Highway N9.  It is 20 km south of Kilkenny city and 2.5 km southwest of Thomaston.  It is one of the finest of Ireland’s medieval ecclesiastical ruins.  It is believed to have started as a Benedictine house but it later was the

home of Cistercians around 1180.  Among the ruins was a Church, Chapter House, refectory/kitchen and store-room/dormitory arranged around a square cloister garth.  The cloister is decorated with interesting carvings and there are several beautiful tombstones in the Church.

early March-Sept.     daily 9 a.m.-5:30p.m.

Oct                            daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nov. -start Dec.         daily 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.      

Dec.-early March        pre-booked tours


Closed for Christmas period

Admission:  3.00 euros adult

                    2.00 euros : Senior/Group

                    1.00 euro child

                    8.00 euros family

Guided Tours of forty-five minutes are available.  (maximum number 50-55)

Heritage Card:

phone:  (+) 353 (0) 56 772 4623

fax:       (+) 353 56 775 4003


Amenities: exhibits

                  toilets including disabled toilets

                  car and coach park

                  leaflet/guide book:  English,

                  Irish, German, French,

                  Spanish, Italian

Faint traces of  a 15th or 16th century painting can be found on the north wall of the church.

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