Terryglass is a picturesque village nestled on the northern shores of Lough Derg in Co. Tipperary. This village has received numerous tourism awards and has twice won the National Tidy Towns Competition. This is evident from the beautifully maintained harbour and village. A real pride of place is displayed by those who live here.
Terryglass is immersed in history with St. Columba establishing a monastery here in the 6th century. This became an important centre of learning with the famous Book of Leinster produced here. This book can now be seen in Trinity College Dublin. The Vikings frequently raided the monastery which was then burned to the ground in 1264. One wall remains and can be viewed in the village.
There are also two holy wells in Terryglass which are said contain curative properties for eye problems and headaches.