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Belmore House, Jerpoint, Thomastown, Kilkenny,
Ms Maeve O'Connell
Visitors to Jerpoint Park can experience country pursuits in a unique heritage setting "The Lost town of Newtown. From sheep dog demonstrations to fishing for salmon and trout on the River Nore,there is something to keep the whole family entertained.
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.
Explore nature at historic Jerpoint Park and get a true feel for its varied flora and fauna. Witness the peace and tranquility of the 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 Little Arrigle River and check out the special area of conservation on the river bank.
Sheep dog demonstration with sheep or geese is a fun and fascinating event to watch as it shows man and dog work together as one – herding.
Wild salmon and wild brown trout fishing are also on offer for the more experienced fishermen.
Angling: Fishing in Kilkenny at Jerpoint Park on the River Nore for wild Salmon and wild Brown Trout which is situated downstream from Mount Juliet, and up stream from Thomastown. The water is 2 km of single bank fishing with good fly water and pools. Fly and spinners are allowed but no shrimp, prawns or worms.