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, in south east Ireland. Unearth the history of Jerpoint Park with a guided heritage tour of a deserted 12th Century Medieval town - The Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint. One of Ireland's best examples of a deserted 12th Century medieval town', a quote from The Heritage Council of Ireland. It was founded by either Earl Marshall or Griffin Fitzwilliam in 12th century, just west of the Cistercian Abbey, where the main crossing of the River Nore was formed by a tole paying bridge., which 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. Refer to website for further details. A sheep dog demonstration with sheep herding is by far the most popular event to watch, as it shows man and dog working together as one.
Also Jerpoint Park Angling in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, where a wonderful day's fishing can be enjoyed on the banks of the River Nore for wild salmon and wild brown trout. This is a 2 kilometre stretch of single bank fishing with good fly water situated downstream from Mount Juliet and upstream from Thomastown. Season is from March to September. Rods and bait are available for hire plus the services of a ghillie (a guide for tuition) is also available pre-booked.
A warm welcoming awaits you at Jerpoint Park.
Don’t miss Joe’s fun sheepdog demonstrations. Marvel at how man and dog work together toward a common goal.