Jerpoint Abbey is a ruined Cistercian abbey, founded in the second half of the 12th century, close to Thomas County Kilkenny, Ireland. It is located 2.5 km southwest of Thomas påN9 national head headed. There is a visitor center with an exhibition. It has been declared a national monument and has been in the care of the Office of Public Works since 1880th

It was constructed in 1180, by Donogh O’Donoghoe Mac Like Patraic, the king of Osraige. It was dedicated to the Virgin. Jerpoint is famous for its stone carvings, including one at the grave of Felix O’Dulany, Bishop of the Diocese of Ossory. The monastery flourished until the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII.

Jerpoint Abbey gives its name to the parish of Jerpoint Abbey or Abbey-Jerpoint in the Barony of Knock Topher. It is near the ancient town of Newtown Jerpoint companies.

History

In 1180, the Donogh O’Donoghoe Mac Patraic Like the King of the Kingdom of Ossory moved the monks of the Cistercian order from a remote part of Ossory to the present location. Here he constructed monastery, probably on the site of a former Benedictine monastery was built in 1160 by Domnall Mac Like Patraic, King of Osraige. [1]

The monastery continued to flourish until the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII. It was handed over to the king of Oliver Grace, the last abbot. In 1541 it was granted by Philip and Mary to James Butler, 9th Earl Earl of Ormond. The monastery became a favorite place of sepulture with all the great families in the surrounding country. In 1202, Felix O’Dullany, Bishop of Ossory, was buried here.

It has been declared a national monument and has been in the care of the Office of Public Works since 1880th

Architecture

The current ruins are very extensive and show some samples of the later Norman pass in the early English style. Jerpoint is famous for its stone carvings, including one at the grave of Felix O’Dulany, Bishop of the Diocese of Ossory.

There is a good sized, square, embattled towers. The church, with its Romanesque details dates from the 12th century. In the transept chapel is the 13th to the 16th century tomb sculptures. The tower and the monastery is from the 15th century. The Abbey is the sculptured cloister arcade with unique carvings.

Legends

Close to Jerpoint Abbey, of Newtown Jerpoint, are the ruins of a church where a local legend places the tomb of Saint Nicholas. [2]

People

  • William of Jerpoint, was elected bishop of Cork in March 1265 until November 1266th

See also

  • List of abbeys and priories in Ireland (Kilkenny)

Notes

  1. Jump up ^ Mac Annaidh 2001.
  2. Jump up ^ The myth of Santa tomb

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