Visitors Jerpoint park can experience estate country pursuits in a unique heritage setting from pony & trap rides to sheep dog demonstrations, fishing for salmon & trout on the river Nore, and The Belmore HouseTea Rooms that are open daily serving freshly baked homemade scones.
Visitors to Jerpoint park can experience estate country pursuits in a unique heritage setting from pony & trap rides to 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 Bellmore house tea rooms & sampling the delicious homemade delights.
Ireland's best surviving example of a 12th century medieval town and Saint Nicholas's Tomb. St. Nicholas (santa claus) earthly remains rest outside the old parish church of st. Nicholas in the meadows of Jerpoint park where tradition tells how crusader knights secretly removed the remains from Italy, and brought them back to Jerpoint. The visit to Jerpoint Park also takes you back in time to trace the lost town of Newtown Jerpoint, which was a vibrant town between the periods of 11th to 16th century, when it then fell into decline. In 1839 the remains of the houses were still standing, when it was noted on the ordnance survey maps, but since then, the streets and houses are grassed over, and are partially visible, and is the best surviving example of a deserted medieval town in Ireland.
Country Pursuits -
* Family fishing at Jerpoint Park is a real experience for all the family to enjoy.
* Pony & Trap rides are unique to Jerpoint Park.
* Sheep Dog / Geese Demonstration can be seen daily at 2pm at Jerpoint Park.
* Bicycle Hire is available at Jerpoint Park, to explore the surrounding countryside and Thomastown.
A wonderful family adventure can be availed of with our Tracker Pack which will enable the whole family experience time with nature. A great way for the whole family to unearth nature and have quality time as a family, lots of fresh air for the kids.
In our Tracker Pack you will have all the tools you need to unearth nature: Binoculars, compass, magnifying glass etc.,
Suitable footwear is advisable.