Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary

Categories: Valleys, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
The Glen of Aherlow is a picturesque valley nestling between Slievenamuck and the Galtee Mountains in the western part of County Tipperary in Ireland. The principal village is Lisvarrinane or more commonly spelt Lisvernane with a hamlet at Rossadrehid where Aherlow creamery was located before its closure in the late 20th century. Other adjacent centres of population are the villages of Galbally on the western fringe, Kilross and Bansha which commands the eastern approach. Across the northern flank of Slievenamuck lies Tipperary Town.The tradition of Geoffrey Keating still lives on in the folklore of the Glen of Aherlow. Keating preached sermons there, receiving refuge and, according to tradition, lived in a cave for much of the time while on the run and compiling his magnum opus, Foras Feasa Ar Éirinn .The picture below is an image of 'Christ the King' statue which overlooks the valley that the Glen of Aherlow is situated in. 'Christ the King' is situated on Slievenamuck on the approach road to Tipperary Town. As Aherlow is quite scenic, the car park at 'Christ the King' is often full during the summer and offers beautiful views on a clear day. Tourism in the area is strong year-round but especially in summer. Those looking to balance a retreat in the countryside with access to historically important towns and villages can find their way to the glen.
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  • Marked it as a 4 not 5 because we took about an hour following a path. Had to finally stop because it was covered in heavy mud and the footprints we could see indicated the mud was likely to go over o...  read more »
  • Take the R664 from Tipperary for magnificent views across this beautiful valley. There is a viewpoint along the route providing the ideal photo opportunity. 
  • Visited the Glen of Aherlow on a day trip from Cork back to Shannon. We were visiting the towns my friend was born and raised in, so I was getting the locals tour. I had never hear of this glen, but g...  read more »
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