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Coordinates: 54°22′26″N 6°20′42″W / 54.374°N 6.345°W / 54.374; -6.345

Tullylish old church

Tullylish (from Irish: Tulaigh Lis, meaning "hillock of the fort")[1][2] is a small village, townland 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, barony of Iveagh Lower, Upper Half, 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.

Tullylish parish[edit]

The parish of Tullylish contains the villages of Gilford, Lawrencetown and Bleary. It also includes twenty townlands. They are:

  • Ballynagarrick (Baile na gCarraig)
  • Ballydugan
  • Ballylough
  • Ballymacanallen
  • Bleary
  • Clare (an Clár)
  • Coose
  • Drumaran
  • Drumhorc
  • Drummiller
  • Drumnascamph
  • Kernan
  • Knocknagore
  • Lenaderg
  • Lisnafiffy
  • Loughans
  • Moyallan (Maigh Alúine)
  • Mullabrack
  • Tullylish (Tulaigh Lis)
  • Tullyrain


  • 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.

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