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Jerpoint Abbey

A window into a past world Jerpoint Abbey was a Cistercian abbey constructed in 1180 by Donogh O'Donoghoe Mac Gilla Patraic, the King of Osraige. The abbey was home to a group of Irish-Norman Crusaders in the Middle Ages. The legend refers to a band of Irish-Norman knights from Jerpoint, who travelled to the Holy Land to take part in the Crusades. On their return to County Kilkenny, it is said they brought St. Nicholas' remains. The abbey was dissolved in 1540 after Henry VIII implemented the Dissolution of the Monasteries. County Kilkenny, Ireland

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