Toureen Peakaun

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Toureen Peakaun
Native name
Irish: An Tuairín Peacán
Toureen Peakaun is located in Ireland
Toureen Peakaun
Location of Toureen Peakaun in Ireland
County Tipperary, Ireland
Coordinates52°24′32″N 7°59′36″W / 52.408754°N 7.993235°W / 52.408754; -7.993235Coordinates: 52°24′32″N 7°59′36″W / 52.408754°N 7.993235°W / 52.408754; -7.993235
Elevation53 m (174 ft)
Built11th/12th century AD
Architectural style(s)Romanesque
National Monument of Ireland
Official nameToureen Peakaun
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Toureen Peakaun is an ancient church located in County Tipperary, Ireland.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]


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


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 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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  2. ^ "Toureen Peakaun « Pilgrimage In Medieval Ireland".
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  6. ^ "Toureen Peakaun - Tipperary Tourism".
  7. ^ 2012, PIP. "SAINT PEAKAUN'S CHURCH-TOUREEN/ANTIQUITIES OF IRELAND.COM".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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