Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary

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The Glen of Aherlow is a valley located between Slievenamuck and the Galtee Mountains in the western part of County Tipperary in Ireland. The principal village is Lisvarrinane . There is also 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, Kilross and Bansha . 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 .StatueA statue, titled 'Christ the King', overlooks the valley in which the Glen of Aherlow is situated. The statue, constructed in 1950, is situated on Slievenamuck on the approach road to Tipperary Town. The car park at 'Christ the King' is sometimes busy during the summer, as it offers views of the glen and valley on a clear day.Townlands, villages and parishes Tipperary Galbally Soloheadbeg The Galtee Mountains Slievenamuck Hills River Aherlow Bansha Lisvernane Barna Ballinacourtie Glencushabinna Ardnamoher Drombane Templemore Kilross Parish of Lattin Carrick-on-Suir Mitchelstown Ballylanders Kilfinane Clonmel Sliab na Muc Gurtavoher Slievenamuck Ballinacourtie Kilmallock Duntryleague Lake Borheen River Arra Kilaldriffe Golden Rossadrehid Cappauniacke Ballinamuddy in the County of Limerick Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty Cross of Barna Clonbeg Ballydavid Garryspillane Statue of Christ the King Glen of Aherlow Antique and Sacred Sites St. Sedna’s Well St. Berrihert’s Kyle, Ardane, Moor Abbey Duntryleague Dolmen Galteemore Lake Muskry and Farbreaga, Mullinahone
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  • The Glen of Aherlow (Irish: Gleann Eatharlaí) is a valley located between Slievenamuck and the Galtee Mountains in the western part of County Tipperary in Ireland. The principal village is Lisvarrinane (sometimes spelled Lisvernane). There is also 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 (on the north west front) and Bansha (on 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 (c. 1634). A statue, titled 'Christ the King', overlooks the valley in which the Glen of Aherlow is situated. The statue, constructed in 1950, is situated on Slievenamuck on the approach road to Tipperary Town. The car park at 'Christ the King' is sometimes busy during the summer, as it offers views of the glen and valley on a clear day. Go when the weather is good and you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a great view and enjoy a quality family time seating on the grass or making a picnic and looking at the mountains.
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