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Toureen Peakaun

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Glen Of Aherlow, Tipperary,
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Toureen Peakaun is a monastic site found in County Tipperary’s beautiful Glen of Aherlow region. It features the remains of a rectangular church that dates from the 1100s and still receives pilgrims today.

In the 7th century, St Alban chose County Tipperary’s tranquil Glen of Aherlow region as the location for a monastery. The site, known as Toureen Peakaun, features the ruins of a rectangular, 12th century church. Of note are the cross-slab fragments in the wall and remains of crosses between the church and gate.

Today, pilgrims continue to visit the church and the nearby holy well.