Immerse yourself at the Heritage Site in Jerpoint Park, where the Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint a deserted Medieval town dating back to 1200 AD, when it was founded near a crossing point on the River Nore not far from Thomastown and the Cistercian Jerpoint Abbey. The medieval lost town of Newtown Jerpoint is just west of the Cistercian Jerpoint Abbey, near Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland.
Visitors can experience estate country pursuits in a unique heritage setting from pony & trap rides, sheep dog demonstrations, fishing for salmon & trout on the River Nore, horse riding across open countryside with breath taking views, before soaking up the regal atmosphere of Belmore House Tea Rooms & sampling the delicious homemade delights.
A walk through the meadows of Jerpoint Park in the picturesque countryside where tradition in these parts tell that the earthly remains of St. Nicholas ( Santa Claus ) were secretly removed from Italy by crusader knights, and brought them back to Jerpoint where they lay outside the ruined walls of St. Nicholas’s church.
At Jerpoint Park, we aim to provide fun and educational family experience enjoying a scenic nature walk & get a true feel for the varied flora and fauna. Witness first-hand the peace and tranquillity of the unspoilt rural setting with its many old oaks, chestnuts, lime and beech trees. Discover the many variations of wildlife species that live on the river nore and the special area of conservation on the river bank.