Tullyallen

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For the location in Scotland, see Tulliallan.

Tullyallen (Irish: Tulaigh Álainn, meaning "beautiful hill") is a village and townland 6 km north-west of the town of Drogheda in County Louth, Ireland. It is located in the historical Boyne Valley, in the Catholic parish of Mellifont (named after the nearby Mellifont Abbey); it is also close to Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth burial mounds, Monasterboice monastery, and to the Battle of the Boyne site.

Tullyallen GAA club is known as the Glen Emmets, and comprises football teams ranging from under-7s to seniors. The village also has a soccer team called Glen Abbey Rovers. Founded in 2009, the Rovers play in division 4 of the Meath And District League, playing their home games on the grounds of Albion Rovers F.C., Monasterboice.

Tullyallen village is a thriving community, with the following amenities in the centre of the village: - primary school, crèche and montessori pre-school, supermarket, Catholic church, church hall, pub, GAA grounds, credit union, pharmacy, butcher, hair & beauty salon and Chinese/Thai takeaways,fast-food takeaway and is located close to Townley Hall and its parkland including Townley Hall Golf Club. A children's playground, funded by the local community was officially opened in October 2011 by the then president of Ireland, Ms.Mary McAlesse.

The local primary school is called Tullyallen National School. It was founded in 1956 (approximately). It currently has 326 pupils, with two Junior infants,two Senior Infants,one 1st class,one mixed 1st and 2nd, one second class,one mixed 3rd and 4th, one 4th,one 5th and one 6th. The school uniform is a wine jumper, grey trousers/skirt,a wine tie and a white shirt. The school crest depicts Mellifont Abbey, the Salmon of Knowledge,a quill writing in a book and the Boyne cable bridge. The school motto is "Fas le Fios" (Irish for "Grow with Knowledge").

The local church is the Church of the Assumption.

Public transport[edit]

Bus Éireann route 182 from Ardee to Drogheda via Collon serves Tullyallen several times a day (not Sundays).[1] The nearest rail services may be accessed at Drogheda railway station approximately 7 kilometres distant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.buseireann.ie/inner.php?id=247#Louth

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Coordinates: 53°44′N 06°25′W / 53.733°N 6.417°W / 53.733; -6.417