Tulach Ó bhFéidhlim

N81 crossing the River Slaney in the centre of 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
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Carlow
Elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Population (2011)
  Urban 3,972 (Male 1,919 & female 2,053)
Irish Grid Reference S852728

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 R762.


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.

Fr John Murphy Statue outside of Bank of Ireland in Town Square


Gaelic Sports

Saint Patrick's are the GAA club in Tullow who currently compete in the Carlow Senior 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. Slaney Rovers who play at Tullow town PItch


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.



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]


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.



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.

See also


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


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  1. http://census.cso.ie/areaprofiles/PDF/ST/tullow.pdf
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