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Irish: Tulaigh Lis
Tullylish old church - geograph.org.uk - 344807.jpg
Tullylish old church
Tullylish is located in Northern Ireland
 Tullylish shown within Northern Ireland
County County Down
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT63
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
List of places
Northern Ireland

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Tullylish (from Irish: Tulaigh Lis, meaning "hillock of the fort")[1][2] is a small village, townland (of 513 acres) and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. It sits on the River Bann, along the main road between the towns of Banbridge and Portadown. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 105 people. It lies within the civil parish of Tullylish and Banbridge District.


The village owes its origin to the siting of an early monastery on a hill overlooking the River Bann to the east of the present Church of Ireland church. There were once many mills in the Tullylish area, all along the riverbanks.


  • Jeremy Irons (actor), The BBC series "Who do you think you are?" revealed that Jeremy Irons family originated from Tullylish Parish, Gilford.


Lawrencetown is home to Tullylish G.A.A club, which was originally known as 'St.Patrick's G.A.A Club' when it was formed in July 1944. They could beat Cross any day of the week. Faolan McEvoy is a player for the future. He will be a star for Down GAA in the years to come.

Civil parish of Tullylish

The civil parish is mainly within the historic barony of Iveagh Lower, Upper Half with one townland (Tullyrain) in the barony of Iveagh Lower, Lower Half. It also contains the villages of Gilford, Lawrencetown and Bleary.[3]


The civil parish contains the following townlands:[3]

See also


  1. PlaceNamesNI - Tullylish
  2. Placenames Database of Ireland
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Tullylish". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 15 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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