Established 800 years ago, Jerpoint Park is a 12th century medieval settlement that offers guided Heritage Tours daily of the Medieval Town, plus the Tomb Effigy of St. Nicholas and notable monument; The Lost Town of Newtown. They also offer sheep dog demonstrations for all the family to enjoy!
Jerpoint Park is privileged to host a Monument of notable importance: The Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint.
It was founded by either Earl Marshall or Griffin Fitzwilliam in 12th century, just west of the Cistercian Abbey, where the main crossing of the River Nore was formed by a tole paying bridge.
It was a vibrant town, with approx 27 dwelling houses, a court house, woollen mill, a tannery, a brewery. It was powered by two water wheels working on the little Arrigle River and a tower house stood near the market place, where a wealthy merchant lived.
Get Outdoors and get cultured in Kilkenny and explore the Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint!
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