The Glen

Tipperary's most scenic holiday destination

The Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary's most attractive and scenic holiday destination, is a lush valley where the River Aherlow runs between the Galtee Mountains and the wooded ridge of Slievenamuck. Bounded by the rural villages of Bansha and Galbally, the Glen was historically an important pass between Limerick and Tipperary.
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Within the Glen the focal point is the Statue of Christ the King

Erected in 1950, Christ the King, overlooking the valley at its most scenic viewpoint has his hand raised in “blessing the Glen and all who pass by”, attracts thousands of visitors every year. The entrance to the Glen of Aherlow Nature Park is adjacent to Christ the King. The Nature Park is a series of loop walking trails, suitable for families, with information panels on the flora and fauna of the area, picnic tables, so take a ramble in a natural woodland at your leisure.

The Galtees

The Galtees are Ireland's highest inland mountain range

with a variety of peaks including Galtymore at 3,018 feet (919m). The Galtees provide the challenge required for today’s serious hill-walker and mountain climber.Find out more


The Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary is a walkers paradise offering a variety of low level loop and mountain walks. Walking and trekking holidays are now the most sought after activity for Irish and overseas visitors to Ireland and what better way to enjoy the natural resources of mountains, rivers, lakes, forests and scenic landscape combined with fresh air and healthy exercise. All of these natural features are in abundance in the Glen of Aherlow, which makes it so attractive to walkers.

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The Glen of Aherlow

The Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary is a fantastic destination for a range of activities from walking, cycling and horse riding in the immediate area. Within easy access is a choice of 4 golf courses and the amazing Mountain Bike Trail in Ballyhoura. Bike hire is available for leisurely cycling, horse riding offers either on site lessons or longer trekks for the more advanced rider. From the Glen of Aherlow there are 4 18 hole golf courses within a twenty minute drive. Many the local sporting clubs hold weekly games in all the local pitches with GAA, Soccer and Rugby. Whether you want to take part or shout from the sidelines there is something for everyone in the Glen of Aherlow.

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The Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary is a walker's paradise offering a variety...


There are four 18 hole golf courses within a 12 mile radius of the Glen of Aherlow...

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Groups, Clubs and individual walkers welcome...


Two parallel roads run the length of the Glen of Aherlow and are linked ...


The Glen of Aherlow is an ideal destination for your fishing holidays in Ireland...


The Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary's most attractive and scenic holiday...


Both the beginner and accomplished rider are well catered for by horse...


Ideal location of the little adventurers in your life...


The Glen of Aherlow has a wonderful variety of guest accommodation...

Map of Glen of Aherlow