A cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century

An outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century. The church’s Romanesque details date from this period.

In the transept chapels the visitor can see 13th to 16th century tomb sculpture. The tower and cloister date from the 15th century.

The chief delight of the Abbey is the sculptured cloister arcade with unique carvings. The Visitor Centre houses an interesting exhibition.

  • Founded in the second half of the 12th century
  • Romanesque details
  • 13th to 16th century tomb sculpture
  • Tower and cloister date from the 15th century

Open Year Round

Mid March to September: Daily 09:00–17:30
October: Daily 09:00–17:00
November to start of December: Daily 09:30–16:00
December to March: Prebooked tours only


Admission Prices 2020

Adult €5.00
Senior (aged 65+): €4
Student (with valid ID): €3.00
Child: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

LANGUAGES: Leaflet/ guide book (English, Irish, German, French, Italian, Spanish)

PARKING: Car and coach parking available

ACCESSIBILITY: Access for visitors with disabilities

GUIDED TOURS: Guided tours available

Getting There

2.5km south west from Thomastown on the N9

Map Location: 52.511063, -7.157893
Contact Jerpoint Abbey

Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Eircode: R95 W99F
T: +353 (0)56 772 4623
E: jerpointabbey@opw.ie
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