Tallow, County Waterford

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Tulach an Iarainn
Main Street in Tallow.
Main Street in Tallow.
Flag of Tallow
Tallow is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°5′37″N 8°0′24″W / 52.09361°N 8.00667°W / 52.09361; -8.00667Coordinates: 52°5′37″N 8°0′24″W / 52.09361°N 8.00667°W / 52.09361; -8.00667
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County Waterford
Population (2011)
 • Total 962
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Tallow (/ˈtæl.əʊ/; Irish: Tulach an Iarainn) is a small town in southeastern Ireland. Tallow is in the province of Munster on the border between County Cork and County Waterford, close to the River Bride.


Tallow boasts an array of amenities. It has 5 public houses. 3 Restaurants are of both Irish and Chinese cuisine are located in Tallow. A fourth, the Brideview Restaurant burned down in 2013. There are also an array of convenience stores. Tallow owns its own Gaelic Grounds. The local soccer club is Brideview United. Fishing is a very important hobby during the summer months. There is a branch library which is open two days a week.


Páirc Eamonn de Paor serves as the grounds of the Tallow GAA. Brideview United AFC, the local soccer team, was founded in 1972.

  • Tallow Champion Wellington Thrower 2009,2011,2012 Gavin Kerrigan esq.


  • The town lies at the junction of the R268, R627 and R634 regional roads.
  • Tallow Road railway station opened on 27 September 1872 and finally closed on 27 March 1967.[6]


  • Tallow has a national school called Scoil Mhuire which is used by around 140 children.
  • The town also has an enterprise centre used by many local organisations including the Senior Citizens' Group.


At the St. Patrick's Parish Hall three sons of Tallow are commemorated:

  • John Hogan (1800–1858) was born in Tallow and became one of the greatest Irish sculptors.
  • Tobias Kirby (1804–1895), a distinguished churchman born in Tallow, Rector of the Irish College Rome 1850-1891, and Archbishop of Ephesus 1885.
  • Frank Ryan (1900–1965) was a tenor who grew up in Tallow.
  • Ned Power (1929–2007) major contributor to Tallow G.A.A .


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  1. ^ Census for post 1821 figures.
  2. ^ http://www.histpop.org
  3. ^ "NISRA - Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency". Nisranew.nisra.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  4. ^ Lee, JJ (1981). "On the accuracy of the Pre-famine Irish censuses". In Goldstrom, J. M.; Clarkson, L. A. Irish Population, Economy, and Society: Essays in Honor of the Late K. H. Connell. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. 
  5. ^ Mokyr, Joel; O Grada, Cormac (November 1984). "New Developments in Irish Population History, 1700-1850". The Economic History Review 37 (4): 473–488. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0289.1984.tb00344.x. 
  6. ^ "Tallow Road station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 

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