The Glen of Aherlow (Irish: Gleann Eatharlaí ) is a picturesque valley nestled between Slievenamuck and Galtee Mountains in the western part of the county Tipperary in Ireland. The main village is Lisvarrinane or more often spelled Lisvernane with a village on Rossadrehid where Aherlow dairy existed before its closure at the end of the 20th century. Other nearby population centers are the villages of Galbally on the western outskirts, Kilross (on the northwestern front) and Bansha who commands the eastern entrance. Over the northern flank of Slievenamuck is Tipperary Town.

The tradition of Geoffrey Keating lives on in folklore of the Glen of Aherlow.Keating preached sermons there, take refuge and, according to tradition, lived in a cave for a large part of the time while on the run and compiling his magnum opus, Foras Feasa Ar Éirinn ( c. 1634). [1]

The image below is a picture of “Christ the King” statue overlooking the valley of Glen of Aherlow is located in. “Christ the King” is on Slievenamuck at the entrance to Tipperary Town. As Aherlow is quite scenic, the parking lot at the “Christ the King” is often full during the summer and offers a beautiful view on a clear day. Tourism in the area is strong year-round, but especially in the summer. Those who want to balance a retreat in rural areas with access to historically important towns and villages could find its way to Glen.

Panoramic views of the Glen of Aherlow.


  1. Jump up ^ Breandán Ó Buachalla ‘ “Annala Ríoghachta Éireann” Is “Foras Feasa s Éirinn”: A Comhthéacs Comhaimseartha “in Studia Hibernica , No. 22/23 (1982/1983), pp. 90th