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Top Choice Ruins in Thomastown

Jerpoint Abbey

One of Ireland’s finest Cistercian ruins, Jerpoint Abbey was established in the 12th century, with the tower and cloister dating from the late-14th or early-15th century. It is famous for its unusually large number …
Historic Site in Thomastown

Jerpoint Park

Jerpoint Park is a working farm on the site of a 12th-century medieval town, where 90-minute guided tours (10am, noon and 3pm) use cutting-edge archaeological techniques to reveal in detail the settlement that once …
Art Studio in Thomastown

Grennan Mill Craft School

Housed in an old mill building, this craft school runs courses in ceramics, metalwork, batik and drawing, and stages regular exhibitions of arts and crafts including an annual graduate show in June. It also runs thr…
Workshop in Thomastown

Jerpoint Glass Studio

The nationally renowned Jerpoint Glass Studio is housed in an old stone-walled farm building where you can watch workers craft molten glass into exquisite artistic and practical items (demos on weekdays only, 10am t…
Ruins in Thomastown

Kilfane Church

About 3km north of Thomastown, east of the R448, is a small, ruined 13th-century church and Norman tower, signposted 50m off the road. The church contains a remarkable, life-size stone effigy of Thomas de Cantwell c…