JERPOINT PARK will open for Guided Heritage Tours from the 10th April 2016 – 30th October, 2016.
10 am – 5 pm Daily. Open all year round for Coach Tours. Contact Maeve 00353 86 6061449.
Duration of tour approx 1 hour ….. Please wear suitable footwear. Not wheelchair accessible.
NO DOGS ALLOWED AT JERPOINT PARK …. DUE TO A WORKING FARM.
Unearth the unique history in JERPOINT with a GUIDED HERITAGE TOUR of the footprints of a deserted 12th Century Medieval town – you will be immerced in the importance of this once thriving town called Newtown Jerpoint (situated near Jerpoint Abbey) mostly recognised within academic circles until April 2011 – when it was opened to the public. The site contains the Tomb Effigy of ST. NICHOLAS (Bishop of Myra).
TEA ROOMS are available to the Coach Tours business … where homemade scones are served with Teas & Coffees and also light lunches are available. ( pre-booked).
ANGLING for wild salmon and wild brown trout on a 2km stretch of the River Nore is available for the fishing season with ghillie, rods & bait available for hire.
SHEEP DOG DEMONSTRATION with sheep or geese is a fun and fascinating event to watch as it shows man and dog work together as one – herding.
When planning your vacation to Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way route - set to be Ireland’s first long-distance touring route stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork, continue to the South East of Ireland which is rich in heritage & culture - from the Rock of Cashel in Tipperary - Hook Lighthouse in Wexford (the oldest working lighthouse in the world) - unspoilt beauty of The Copper Coast in Waterford, the serene splendour of Kilkenny Castle – Ormond Castle in Carrick on Suir is the best example of Elizabethan manor houses in Ireland - JFK Homestead & Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross – the splendid Altamont Gardens in Carlow & the limestone caves of Dunmore in Kilkenny well known for its rich archaeological discoveries. Experience the finest luxury at Mount Juliet Hotel nearby, plus enjoy a game of golf on the world famous Jack Nicklaus golf course. Visit the world renowned House of Waterford Crystal where you can absorb the tradition of crystal production.
JERPOINT is 2 miles from Thomastown, a quaint town in a special area of conservation of flora and fauna & birthplace in 1685 of Anglican Bishop Berkerley philosopher and scientist.
Looking forward to welcoming you to Jerpoint in 2015.
Joe & Maeve
NO DOGS ALLOWED …… AS JERPOINT PARK IS ALSO A WORKING FARM.
With a Guided Heritage Tour unearth the remarkable Heritage of the "Lost Town" and St. Nicholas's Tomb at Jerpoint Park.
The Tea Rooms are open daily during the summer months. Savour the freshly baked homemade scones using Maeve’s delicious recipe.
Get to meet Joe’s border collie dog herding sheep or geese .... a wonderful event to watch where man and dog work as one.
It does not matter how experienced you are, the 2km of the river Nore will ensure fun and the opportunity for a good catch. Rods & bait are available for hire.