Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown

4.4
Deemed a National Monument of Ireland, the ruins of Jerpoint Abbey showcase Romanesque architectural details with a scenic backdrop. Dating back to the 12th century, the well-preserved abbey ruins and stone carvings are explained at the visitor center by going through the informative exhibits. Before entering the ruins, read some of the provided literature on the abbey or book a guided tour. Afterwards, head to the nearby Newtown Jerpoint, where the grave of Saint Nicholas is rumored to be. Plan to see Jerpoint Abbey and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kilkenny trip itinerary builder app .
Create an itinerary including Jerpoint Abbey
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Jerpoint Abbey Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
552 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Little visited, almost without tourists, brings a climate of peace and contemplation and a gross beauty of the ruins of the monastery with the Crows that inhabit the place, making the soundtrack.
    View original
  • Definitely worth a visit. It's 5 Euro ea and cash only. Just ruins plus a display in a visitor center. Nice to walk around.  more »
Google
  • A very rainy day. We didn't take the tour, but it's easy to see there is lots to learn here and in this area. The visitors center is very informative about what is at Jerpoint Abbey and the surrounding area. They were very helpful with general questions and directions, too. Worth the trip.
  • Definitely worth a visit. It's 5 Euro ea and cash only. Just ruins plus a display in a visitor center. Nice to walk around.
Places to stay near Jerpoint Abbey

Plan your trip to Kilkenny

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Kilkenny

View all >
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Kilkenny

4.4
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h

Historic Sites in Kilkenny

View all >
4.4
Duration: 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h

Hidden gems in Kilkenny

4.4
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Shopping in Kilkenny

5.0
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Kilkenny

4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.0
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 4​h