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Friday, March 8, 2013

Ireland, Part 6-Jerpoint Abbey

On our way back to Kilkea from Waterford we made a stop at Jerpoint Abbey.  A Cistercian Abbey, built in the 12th century, it flourished until the Dissolution of the Monastaries by Henry the VIII.  It is well known for it's carvings, and many well known and distinguished people from the surrounding area are buried there. 




 

When we were there they were doing some repairs and building a small visitor center, a common sight around various Irish landmarks.  An influx of money along with help from the European Union made it possible for many historic landmarks to be upgraded and repaired. 

1 comment:

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Stunning! We just don't have anything like that in the US. Sort of transports you to another era.

KK