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Churches, Abbeys and Monasteries

Churches, Abbeys and Monasteries

Jerpoint Abbey

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Jerpoint Abbey
Thomastown
Kilkenny
Republic of Ireland

The King of Ossory founded the beautiful Jerpoint Abbey near Thomastown, County Kilkenny in 1158 and today, with many details preserved, the site offers a unique glimpse into the life of the Cistercian monks who once inhabited it.

Guests can visit the Romanesque church and see tombs from the 13th to 16th centuries, among them the final resting place of the abbey’s first abbot, Felix O’Dulany. Another highlight is the sculpted cloister arcade, which has pillars decorated with rich carvings.

Inside the visitor centre, an informative exhibition is on display. Guided tours are also available.
Opening times: Early March - September: Daily 09.00 - 17.30 | Oct: Daily 09.00 - 17.00 | Nov - Start Dec: Daily 09.30 - 16.00 | Average Length of Visit: 1 hour. Dec - March: Pre-booked tours only | Closed for the Christmas period from Mid-December - Early January.

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  • Culture and Heritage
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Facilities: Exhibition | Toilet for the disabled | Car/Coach Park | Access - Limited access for visitors with disabilities.

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