Once the medieval capital of Ireland, the city has a rich medieval heritage visible thoughout the county; its historical buildings and landmarks.
The county is rich in heritage and natural beauty. Feel the passion of past generations through places like Kells Priory and Jerpoint Abbey.
The tower and cloister date from the 15th century. The chief delight of the Abbey is the sculptured cloister arcade with unique carvings. The Visitor Centre houses an interesting exhibition. Access for visitors with disabilities. Guided tours available.
Jerpoint Glass Studio
The character and personality of the craftsmen can be seen in each of the handmade pieces that combine everyday functionality with great design. We’ll be able to view a glass-blowing demonstration.
The last tragedy occurred in 1744, when the tower collapsed into the nave. It later underwent some renovations while serving as a place of worship for the Protestant Church of Ireland, returned to the Catholic community in 1812. Duiske Abbey was fully restored 1980’s.
We pride ourselves on our ability to craft natural-fibre textiles made with mohair, Irish wool and merino lambswool. We produce a broad range of home furnishings, fashion accessories, knitting yarns and fabrics.