DIARY ….. 19th JANUARY 2012

Roald Dahl’s  best selling book  “Fantastic Mr. Fox”  is a wonderful read, but  JERPOINT  PARK  has  it’s own clever Mr. Fox, as the goose numbers have dropped from 32  to 12.  A  “Raven”  took  part in the action first when the goslings were  3 – 4 weeks old ( I at one stage even got the blame……. imagine me), but when I was in my kennel … Read More

Conservation & stabilisation of the Tower

 A grant was awarded to aid the proposed stabilisation and conservation of the Tower work under the “Conservation Plan Led Projects”  for  JERPOINT  PARK  by the Heritage Council of Ireland 2011. Work commenced in September 2011 and was completed in October 2011. The proposed works consisted of: Investigiation, survey and recording the Tower prior to and during works. Pointing loose stones in situ … Read More

Friday 13th

Good morning all ……. this is a short story about  Friday 13th The Poor Fellow – Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon , commonly known as Knights Templar, the order of the Temple or simply as Templars were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders.  The organization existed for nearly two centuries during the Middle ages … Read More

DIARY 11TH JANUARY 2012

  GOOD  MORNING ,  WHAT  A  WONDERFUL  SPRING  MORNING  IT  IS  AT  JERPOINT  PARK.   THE  SNOW  DROPS  ARE WELL OVERGROUND  AT  THIS  STAGE,  AND  WILL  BE  FLOWERING     IN   THE   NEXT  FEW    WEEKS.   THE  BIRDS   ARE   SINGING   SWEETLY  ABOVE  MY  KENNEL.   NEW  SHEEP  HAVE  ARRIVED  TOO …..  IF  ONLY  I  WAS  AS  SKILLED  LIKE  CAP  THE  SHEEPDOG   … Read More

Welcome 2012

2012  has arrived and looking forward to welcoming you to Jerpoint Park this year. Love Percy.

Seasons Greetings

               WISHING  ALL  OUR  CUSTOMERS  &  FRIENDS  A  WONDERFUL  CHRISTMAS,   AND  A  HAPPY             AND   PEACEFUL    NEW  YEAR                FROM  JOE  &  MAEVE.

DIARY 2011

Joe and I opened the gates of Jerpoint Park  to the public in April 2011.  It is wonderful to let the public see this hidden gem of  Medieval Heritage at Jerpoint Park be seen properly for the first time. The response has been amazing and there is alot of interest in heritage and culture from both national and international visitors.  After a quite … Read More

You Tube of Geese

 Have  a look at the You Tube video of “Cap” our sheep dog working the Geese at  Jerpoint  Park. Go to Activities and then scroll to Sheep Dog Demonstration….. well worth a visit.    

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

T’was the night before Christmas, and all throught the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In the hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The childrenwere nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And mamma in her kerchief, and … Read More

Saint Nicholas by Abbot Mark Patrick Hederman

I was staying with Louise and Risteard on Thursday 19th February, 2010. I had addressed Davy Charity Fund dinner on the previous day which was my brother Johnny’s birthday and I happened to see a copy of his book Firedrake in my room. I was heading for Waterford to give a seminar at Grace-Dieu for Finola Cunnane. Risteard said I … Read More