Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary

glen of aherlow

Peaceful, pristine and spacious camping with glorious views of the Galtee Mountains

In the heart of the midlands in Co Tipperary, the secluded Glen of Aherlow (meaning the “low land between two high lands”) nestles between the Galtee Mountains and the Slievenamuck hills. This area is steeped in history and folklore. Slievenamuck – Sliabh Muice – means “Mountain of the Pigs”, deriving its name from the hundreds of wild pigs that once roamed here. Legend has it that it was here that Fionn mac Cumhaill slew the dangerous sow, Beo, who was devastating the people of Munster, and presented it to the local master smith as a bridal gift for his daughter.

This whole area, on the edge of the lush ‘Golden Vale’ – considered the best land in Ireland for dairy farming – is a walker’s paradise. The exceptionally manicured Glen of Aherlow Caravan and Camping Park site has spacious pitches, with optional electric hook ups and water taps at pitches. The owners George and Rosaline are really welcoming  and helpful. 


  • Great base for hikers. Woodland walks are on your door step – there’s a 4 mile circular walk beginning at the Park entrance. Or for the more ambitious, check out the majestic Galtees, Ireland’s highest inland mountain range, and their five corrie lakes. There are two national loop walk trail-heads in the Glen of Aherlow offering 8 looped walks
  • A scenic drive through the Glen of Aherlow taking in farmland, forestry and mountains. 
  • Visit the Rock of Cashel, Brian Ború Heritage Centre, Mitchelstown Caves or the Heritage Towns of Cahir, Cashel, Lismore and Tipperary.
  • Bird watching, fishing, golfing, horse-riding


Spotlessly clean toilet and shower block. Free showers! Kitchen and laundry facilities. TV room. Table tennis and pool table. Camper’s kitchen. Pets allowed. 

Eating Out

I’m afraid we didn’t eat out at all, just cooked up by the tent. We did pop down to the local pub which is just a short walk away, and also the Glen of Aherlow Hotel which has amazing views from the terrace. There are a choice of restaurants in Tipperary town, Mitchelstown and Cahir

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Limerick: 50 minutes drive. Dublin: 2 hours. Cork: 1 hour

Address: Newtown, Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary. Tel. : (062) 56555 / (087) 9881955. Web: