Friday, December 27, 2013

Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey
Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

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 town and cloister date from the 15th century. The cheif delight of the Abbey is the sculptured cloister arcade with unique carvings. The Visitor Center houses an interesting exhibition. Access for visitors with disabilities. Guided tours available.

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