The closest thing Ireland has to Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue is tucked away in the hills of Tipperary. In 1950, to mark the Roman Catholic Church’s Jubilee Year, the Christ the King Statue was erected on the road between Tipperary Town and the Glen of Aherlow. The statue facing the Galtee Mountains has one hand raised to signify a blessing over those passing by.
Christ the King is one of two trailheads marking the start of trails in the Glen of Aherlow. From here there are 5 loop walks ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours walking time.
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