The Glen of Aherlow (Irish: Gleann Eatharlaí,) is a picturesque valley nestling between Slievenamuck and the Galtee Mountains in the western part of South Tipperary in Ireland. The principal village, in this most beautiful of visual landscapes, is Lisvernane.
Other adjacent centres of population are the villages of Galbally (on the western fringe,) Kilross (on the north west front) and Bansha (commanding the eastern approach).
Not surprisingly, this year (2013) judges from The Irish Times Best Place to Holiday in Ireland competition have chosen the Glen of Aherlow, Co Tipperary, from more than 1,400 entries from every county in Ireland, and placed it on their list as being one of the top five national places to visit and holiday this Summer.
Judges, demonstrating a strong preference for remote, unknown yet strikingly beautiful hidden locations, such as the Glen of Aherlow, reflect preferences which also recognises the wonderful work undertaken by local people in making the best of their natural and unspoilt resources.
(Music and Video comes courtesy of Trudi Lalor, with Lyrics written by Billy Morrissey.)