The Lost Town of Jerpoint - A Short Drive from Kilkenny
Unearth the unique history in JERPOINT with a GUIDED HERITAGE TOUR of the footprints of a deserted 12th Century Medieval town – you will be immersed in the importance of this once thriving town called Newtown Jerpoint (situated near Jerpoint Abbey) mostly only 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 with ghillie, 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.
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 Berkeley philosopher and scientist.
Looking for a great base in the heart of Kilkenny City so you can check out Jerpoint Park? Stay at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. Our 118 contemporary guestrooms offer comfortable space for you to relax in after spending time exploring the great city of Kilkenny. Our rooms are generous in size and have a bright and airy feel with all the comforts you’d expect in a contemporary, urban hotel. Guests also enjoy free access to our hotel’s Leisure Centre which includes a 21m pool, children’s pool, fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room while there is also an opportunity to treat yourself to a pamper day at KO Spa.