Tullow // (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.
Tulach Ó bhFéidhlim
N81 crossing the River Slaney in the centre of Tullow
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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.
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.
Parkville United who play at Hawkins Lane Tullow compete in the Carlow premier division and Slaney Rovers who play at Tullow town pitch.
Tullow RFC are the local rugby team. Sean O Brien who plays for Ireland used to play for them.
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.
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.
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.
- Irish literary critic Denis Donoghue was born in Tullow.
- Bishop Daniel Delany, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, founded the Brigidine Sisters in 1807 and the Patrician Brothers in 1808, organisations that exist today.
- Sean O'Brien, professional rugby union player for Leinster and Ireland is from Ardristan, Tullow and played for local teams - Tullow CS and Tullow RFC
- The author of the popular young adult Faerie Wars series, Herbie Brennan currently lives in Tullow.
- The writer Christabel Bielenberg, author of The Past is Myself, lived in Tullow.
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.
Tullow Oil is one of Europe's largest independent exploration and production companies with worldwide operations.
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