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Toureen Peakaun
Native name
Irish: An Tuairín Peacán
Type church
Location Toureen,
County Tipperary, Ireland
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Built 11th/12th century AD
Architectural style(s) Romanesque
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Toureen Peakaun
Reference no. 332

Toureen Peakaun is an ancient church located in County Tipperary, Ireland.

Location

Toureen Peakaun is located about 5.8 km (3.6 mi) northwest of Cahir.

Description

In the 7th century, St Alban chose the Glen of Aherlow region as the location for a monastery. The site, known as Toureen Peakaun, features the ruins of a rectangular 12th century AD 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.

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