The introduction sets the scene and introduces the listener to this beautiful region.2 min
St. Mary’s Church is one of the most impressive rural churches in Tipperary.5 min
The dramatically situated Graystown Castle looms over the Clashawley River Valley4 min
Derrynaflan, an ancient church site where a great treasure was discovered.8 min
Magorban Church dates to 1815, it's the resting place of influential Armitage Family4 min
This track gives the story of how the tables were turned on Viking raiders at Crohane5 min
The ruined church at Lismalin was built in 1716, though it has ancient origins3 min
Here at Buolick you can find a Norman motte, a 15thC towerhouse and a medieval church5 min
Kilcooley Abbey is one of Ireland’s true hidden gems.8 min
Liathmore is associated with Saint Mocheomóg, who founded a monastery here in 590 AD.6 min
Holycross dates to 1182 & is one of the true ecclesiastical jewels in all of Ireland5 min
We hope you enjoyed our journey through history in the beautiful Slieve Ardagh region2 min
Welcome to the Abarta Audioguide to the Derrynaflan Trail. This guide, produced in conjunction with Slieveardagh Rural Development, Holycross Community Network and Littleton Development Association, will lead you around the beautiful landscape of the Slieve Ardagh region in County Tipperary, and through thousands of years of history by following in the footsteps of some of the first Christians in Ireland.
Our guide takes you to sites like Holycross Abbey, one of the finest and most visited monastic sites in Ireland, Kilcooley Abbey with its incredible medieval sculpture, Buolick where you can see the remains of Norman fortifications alongside a fine towerhouse and beautiful church, Crohane where you will hear about a bloody battle where the Vikings were defeated and, of course, Derrynaflan itself.
Derrynaflan, a peaceful and tranquil place, a church on a green island surrounded by bog, and the place where an incredible treasure was discovered.