South East Ireland Tourism
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Tullow, Carlow

Tullow, a small farming town, is located in the River Slaney Valley in the midst of rich, fertile agricultural land. Tullow is also the ancestral home of the famous Wolseley family - Frederick York Wolseley gave his name to the Wolseley car. It is known locally as the granite town because of its magnificent stone approach roads as well as its granite public buildings.

What to see and do in Tullow

Tullow reflects an enduring historical culture with many items of antiquity including the Rathgall Stone Fort, Cloch a Phoill, an ancient holed stone just outside Tullow, a prehistoric burial place (Bawnoge) and Haroldstown Dolmen. Each a testament to this areas ancient past.

In the centre of the town is a statue of Fr. John Murphy, a local priest involved in the 1798 Rising, who was executed in the market square in July 1798.

There are many beautiful gardens in and around Tullow, including the fabulous Altamont Gardens, a romantic garden, which is being continuously restored and added to. The nearby Rathwood Home, Gift and Garden World is a treasure chest of interesting and unusual ideas, incorporating an array of household items as well as pine furniture, garden furniture, gazebos, pottery and crafts, alongside an extensive garden centre.

Golfers can avail of the excellent 18-hole Mount Wolseley Golf Club located on the Mount Wolseley estate near Tullow.

Tullow Map

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