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Jerpoint Abbey

See the monastic ruins at this 12th century Cistercian abbey

Jerpoint Abbey is an outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century. The church with its Romanesque details dates 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. There is access for visitors with disabilities. Guided tours are available from April to October.

Open Daily: Includes visitor and exhibition centre. Located 2.5km south west from Thomastown on the N9, please ask at reception for more details.