Heritage Trail

The Millennium Stone, Aherlow

The Millennium Stone was erected to celebrate the new millennium, and was a joint project between the parishes of Tipperary Town and Bansha Kilmoyler. The conglomerate stone weighing in at 13.5 tonnes was dug out of a nearby hillside. A mix of stone, sand and ferrous oxide causes it to…

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Killaldriffe

Herein is the burial place of Sir William Butler, born Ballyslateen Golden October 31st 1838 and died at Bansha Castle June 7th 1910. On entering the graveyard read part of his epitaph which was found among his papers after his death. A distinguished soldier serving in India, Burma, South Africa.…

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Old Graveyard Bansha

Darby Ryan, the poet of the Glen of Aherlow, is buried in this graveyard, his grave is marked, curiously, with an anchor. He is famous for his ballad “The Peeler and the Goat” which was widely sung around Ireland during the time of land agitation. The goat represented a spirited…

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Glen of Aherlow Nature Park

From Christ the King cross the road to the Glen of Aherlow Nature Park. This walk takes about 1 hour to complete, through 50 acres of pure woodland. It is a circular trek and returns to your starting point where you can see the various trees and woodland plants (all…

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Lake Muskry

A walk to Lake Muskry from Rossadrehid village is must to experience the mountain ecosystem and natural environment of this spectacular Valley. The geology of the area is dominated by Old Red Sandstone from the Devonian period 300 million ago. There are 5 lakes in the Galtees which are important…

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St Berrihert’s Well and Kyle

Located at Ardane at the eastern end of the Glen of Aherlow is St Berrihert’s Well & Kyle. The principal feature of this site is the oval enclosure, the Kyle, as it is called locally which was created to preserve the unique collection of stones found on the site. GPS…

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Darby’s Bed

Darby’s Bed is located, like most irish megalithic passage tombs on a hilltop. Duntryleague Hill is the westerly extension of Slievenamuck Hill. Dating back almost 4000 years it is believed to be the grave of Oilill Olum, who was one of the early kings of Munster. GPS 5435345345, -234234234234234 View…

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