Thomastown, Co Kilkenny - Ireland +353(0)866061449
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  • The grave of St. Nicholas is marked by beautifully carved grave slab just outside the church, the tall figure of the Saint dominates the carving, and flanking him on both sides are the heads of the two crusader knights who brought his remains here...more

  • The late 17th Century House at Jerpoint Park is called Belmore House.

  • It was built in c. 1780 as a hunting lodge by the Earl of Belmore.

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                      Jerpoint  Park  is open 20th April -  28th October 2019.

              for  Guided Heritage Tours & Sheep Dog Demonstrations.

                 Tour Times Daily: 10.30am – Guided Heritage Tour

                                                 2.30pm  – Guided Heritage Tour


        Out of hours tours please contact: 086 6061449 or

Duration of tour approx  35 minutes ….. Please wear suitable footwear.   Not wheelchair accessible.

                           NO  DOGS  ALLOWED AS IT IS ALSO A WORKING  FARM. 

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).

ANGLING for wild salmon and wild brown trout on a 2km stretch of the River Nore is available for the fishing season , rods & bait available for hire.

SHEEP DOG DEMONSTRATION -  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 2018.


Joe & Maeve



Heritage Tours

With a Guided Heritage Tour unearth the remarkable Heritage of the "Lost Town" and St. Nicholas's Tomb at Jerpoint Park.
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Tea Rooms

The Tea Rooms are open daily during the summer months. Savour the freshly baked homemade scones using Maeve’s delicious recipe.
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Sheepdog demonstrations

Get to meet Joe’s border collie dog herding sheep or geese .... a wonderful event to watch where man and dog work as one.
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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.

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