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

Jerpoint Abbey is 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.

Highlights
  • 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

Open Year Round

See the website for details.

Prices

Admission Prices

Free entry for 2021

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

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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
W:
www.heritageireland.ieensouth-eastjerpointabbey
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