Lullymore

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Lullymore
Loilgheach Mór
Town
Lullymore, County Kildare - geograph.org.uk - 1815666.jpg
Lullymore is located in Ireland
Lullymore
Lullymore
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°16′29″N 6°56′45″W / 53.27486°N 6.94576°W / 53.27486; -6.94576Coordinates: 53°16′29″N 6°56′45″W / 53.27486°N 6.94576°W / 53.27486; -6.94576
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kildare
Area
 • Town 21.48 km2 (8.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Rural 183
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N700256

Lullymore (Irish: Loilgheach Mór) is a village in County Kildare in Ireland. Loilgheach Mór translates as "a good place for a cow to calve" The lowest observed 20th century air temperature in Ireland, -18.8°C was measured at Lullymore on 2 January 1979[1]

Location[edit]

Lullymore is situated 6 miles from Rathangan and approx 3 miles from Allenwood.

Population[edit]

During the boom years of the Celtic Tiger, Lullymore witnessed a 36.75% increase in population.

Business[edit]

Lullymore briquette factory, operated by Bord Na Mona opened in 1936 and closed in 1992 due to falling demand for its products.[4]

Sport and Amenities[edit]

  • Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park-The Park is one of the leading visitor attractions in the Kildare region. It is a popular destination for families, school tours, birthday parties and tourists.
  • Bog of Allen Nature Centre-Run by Irish Peatland Conservation Council, The Bog of Allen Nature Centre is a national centre of excellence for peatland education, research and conservation. Facilities include a peatland museum, exhibitions about the Bog of Allen, a research library, habitats and gardens including the largest garden of carnivorous plants in Ireland and the U.K.

Famous people[edit]

  • President Patrick Hillery was a visitor to Lullymore In August 1978, where he opened a memorial to John Doorley.
  • John Doorley rebel leader in the Battle of Rathangan, part of the 1798 rebellion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.met.ie/climate/temperature.asp Accessed Jan 2010
  2. ^ Census for post 1821 figures.
  3. ^ http://www.histpop.org
  4. ^ http://www.rte.ie/tv/whodoyouthinkyouare/social_ryan1.html Accessed Jan 2010

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