March 17, 2008

Jerpoint Abbey

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! One of the fascinating places that we saw when we went to Ireland in 2001 was Jerpoint Abbey. It is located in the southeast part of the island in County Kilkenny, a little south of Thomastown. The abbey dates back to the second half of the twelfth century, and it is well known for its stone carvings.

outside view of Jerpoint Abbey
stone columns inside the abbey
closeup of the stone columns
stone carving on a tomb in the abbey


  1. this is interesting...and what lovely pictures! thanks , cindy

  2. The pictures are wonderful!! Feels like I'm really there! Have fun today!hughugs

  3. It was a fascinating place. The sense of history is so much greater there than it is in the U.S. Glad you liked the pictures! It was a rare sunny day in Ireland.


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