Jerpoint Park | Kilkenny Tourism

Jerpoint Park


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Visit the unique Heritage Site in Jerpoint Park and enjoy a guided tour of the footprints of a deserted 12th Century Medieval town dating back to 1200AD. Your local guide will delve into the history and importance of this once thriving town called Newtown Jerpoint.  Take a step back in time and explore the standing remains of St. Nicholas's Church, the domestic tower and the stunning 14th Century Medieval Tomb. Jerpoint Park also offers Angling for wild Salmon and wild brown trout or why not try something completely unique and come watch our Sheep Dog demonstration, showcasing man and dog working together as one.


Jerpoint, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. 

Jerpoint is just 2 miles from Thomastown, a quant town south of Kilkenny city and just 15 - 20 minutes from the lively city centre of Kilkenny.  

Things To Do  

Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the heritage, culture and history of Jerpoint Park, we are truly delighted to welcome you and to share our secrets of this ancient magical experience.

Heritage Tours
Lose yourself in our "Guided Heritage Tours".. Our guided tours depart at 10am, 12noon and 3pm from the 20th April - 1st October. We take you on a short walk through the meadows while enjoying the stunning views of the unspoilt countryside and the River Nore, which bring you to the 800-year-old church of St Nicholas, the Tomb Effigy and Hunts Private Cemetry. Create your own path and take in the beautiful green scenery and continue to follow the path to unearth the footprints of the deserted 12th Century Medieval Town of Newtown Jerpoint. 

Sheep Dog Demonstration 
"Its amazing what we can accomplish when we are in it TOGETHER" Something to take away with you from this experience. Why not take part in our sheep dog demonstration.  Man and dog pulling together to heard both sheep and geese. Joe's Sheepdog, a highly intelligent Border Collie is trained to herd sheep and geese and understands multiple commands from his Master. A show not to be missed!

Keep calm and fish on! Get lucky and catch wild Salmon and wild Brown Trout from the 17th of March to the 30 of September. We here at Jerpoint Park have 3km of single bank fishing with good fly water and pools situated downstream from Mount Juliet, and upstream from Thomastown, including the Hunts Pond a famous resting pond for fish. 

Group Tours 

Team Building - Couch Tours - Active Retirement Groups
"Today is a great day to learn something new"!! Fancy a team bonding trip with a difference or got a group looking to experience all things Kilkenny?? Then come on down to Jerpoint Park, where we will take your team on a magical trip back in time to the 13th Century. We can tailor your trip to individual schedules, however require advance booking to secure your date. 

Primary and Secondary School Programme(s)
Students will experience both nature and history at its best, will learn and have fun by participating in a variety of activities and experiments. 

Contact Maeve or Joe directly on 086 6061449 / or visit our website for more information at

Opening Hours

  • Weekdays - 10am - 5pm
  • Weekends - 10am - 5pm

Opening times may vary throughout the year, please check the website to avoid disappointment.