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Jerpoint Abbey

Where Irish medieval sculpture reached new heights

09:00 - 16:00

See all opening times

Jerpoint Abbey

Where Irish medieval sculpture reached new heights

09:00 - 16:00

See all opening times


Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

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Co. Kilkenny
R95 P523

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Jerpoint Abbey

Founded in the 12th century, Jerpoint Abbey is one of the best examples of a medieval Cistercian Abbey in Ireland. The architectural styles within the church, constructed in the late twelfth century, reflect the transition from Romanesque to Gothic architecture. The tower and cloister date to the fifteenth century.

Jerpoint is renowned for its detailed stone sculptures found throughout the monastery. Dating from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries these include mensa tombs from the O’Tunney school, an exquisite incised depiction of two 13th century knights, the decorated cloister arcades along with other effigies and memorials.

Children can explore the abbey with a treasure hunt available in the nearby visitor centre. Search the abbey to discover saints, patrons, knights, exotic animals and mythological creatures.

A small but informative visitor centre houses an excellent exhibition.

Opening Times

03 March – 30 November 2022

09:00 – 16:00

Last admission 15:15

Please note that barbecues are strictly forbidden at this  site 

Seasonal Opening Times


Closed for the Christmas period.


Co. Kilkenny
R95 P523

056 772 4623

Getting Here

2.5km south west from Thomastown on the R448, Exit 10 on M9, follow signs for Thomastown.

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  • Art
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Brochure
  • Car park
  • Exhibition
  • Guided tours
  • Interpretive exhibit
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet


  • Assistance dogs only
  • No climbing

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