Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

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  • Created: October 22, 2015
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kilkenny
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Jerpoint Abbey near Thomastown, Co Kilkenny is a ruined Cistercian abbey founded in the late 12th century by the King of Ossory. It is a Discovery Point in 'Ireland's Ancient East' and a National Monument. Go visit and take a guided tour. Take this guide with you on our free App for iPhone and Android and share your photos on the ActiveMe Facebook and Twitter Pages.  

Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, IrelandThe Romanesque church dates from the 12th Century and visitors can see the 13th to 16th century sculptured tombs and among them is the tomb of the abbey’s first abbot, Felix O’Dulany. The tower and cloister date from the 15th century and a must see is the sculptured cloister arcade with unique carvings.

Interior Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

1. Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

Altitude: 25 m