Open main menu

Tullow /ˈtʊl/ (Irish: An Tulach, meaning "The Mound", formerly Tulach Ó bhFéidhlim) is a market town (legally a village) in County Carlow, Ireland. It is located on the River Slaney where the N81 road intersects with the R725.

Tullow

Tulach Ó bhFéidhlim
Village
N81 crossing the River Slaney in the centre of Tullow
N81 crossing the River Slaney in the centre of Tullow
Tullow is located in Ireland
Tullow
Tullow
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°48′01″N 6°44′13″W / 52.8003°N 6.7369°W / 52.8003; -6.7369Coordinates: 52°48′01″N 6°44′13″W / 52.8003°N 6.7369°W / 52.8003; -6.7369
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Carlow
Elevation
95 m (312 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Urban
3,972 (Male 1,919 & female 2,053)
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing key
R93
Telephone area code+353(0)59
Irish Grid ReferenceS852728

Contents

HistoryEdit

There is a statue of Father John Murphy, one of the leaders of the 1798 Rebellion, who was captured near Tullow and executed in the Market Square on 2 July. There is a small museum with information about this period and other local history.

SportEdit

Gaelic SportsEdit

Saint Patrick's are the GAA club in Tullow who currently compete in the Carlow Junior A Football Championship and have been crowned champions on ten occasions. They also compete in the Carlow Intermediate Hurling Championship.

SoccerEdit

Parkville United who play at Hawkins Lane Tullow compete in the Carlow premier division and Slaney Rovers who play at Tullow town pitch.

RugbyEdit

Tullow RFC are the local rugby team. Sean O Brien who plays for Ireland used to play for them.

DartsEdit

Emerald Darts are a Darts Academy situated at Floor 1 Post Office Sorting Office (At The Back Of Supervalu) who are the ONLY Darts Academy in Ireland who compete against other Darts Academies worldwide in the Junior Darts Corporation (JDC) grading system affiliated to The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and various national tournaments, Kian Cullen represented Emerald Darts in the JDC European Championships in the UK in December 2016. Emerald Darts are proudly sponsored by Unicorn Darts the biggest dart manufacturer in the world.

LiteratureEdit

There is quote in Brendan Behan's Borstal Boy that mentions Tullow: "Littlewood was twenty and married. We thought he was as old as the Hills of Tullow."

 
Statue of Father John Murphy, Tullow.

TransportEdit

RailwayEdit

The town was at one time connected to the Irish railway network, on a branch line from Naas in County Kildare. Tullow railway station opened on 1 June 1886, closed for passenger and goods traffic in 1947 and finally closed on 1 April 1959.[1]

BusEdit

Bus Éireann route 132 provides a once a day each way (Mondays to Fridays inclusive) commuter link to Dublin via Tallaght. There are also a limited range (usually one/two journeys a day each way) of Bus Éireann Expressway services linking the town to Dublin, New Ross, Waterford and Rosslare Europort. JJ Kavanagh and Sons route from Hacketstown to Carlow also serves the town. The main stopping place for buses is on the Square.

PeopleEdit

WeatherEdit

A local weather station operates in Tullow, which records all local weather and provides a five-day local forecast; this is a free service and can be found on Carlow Weather.com. Tullow recorded the lowest temperature in 2010 at −17.7°C. It is also based in a basin so the weather patterns are slightly different.

BusinessEdit

Tullow Oil is one of Europe's largest independent exploration and production companies with worldwide operations.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tullow station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-24.

[1]

External linksEdit