Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey

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.

For more information and to arrange a visit go to Jerpoint Abbey.

The OPW offers free access to all OPW managed Heritage Sites to school-going children under their Free Schools Visits programme. This Programme is intended to support the educational curriculum and children can, with their teachers, engage with many relevant aspects of their learning including art, history and social science at these historic & heritage locations throughout the country.

Text courtesy of Heritage Ireland. Image courtesy of Kilkenny Tourism.