Tulrahan

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The R327 at Tulrahan

Coordinates: 53°42′21″N 8°49′34″W / 53.705907°N 8.825991°W / 53.705907; -8.825991 Tulrahan (Irish: Tulach Ruacháin or Tulach Shrutháin, meaning "hill of the stream"), also spelt Tulrohaun, is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. It is located off the R327 regional road roughly middway between Claremorris and Cloonfad.

Though very well signposted from all directions (see thumbnails), Tulrahan consists only of two graveyards and a few modern "one-off" type bungalows, well separated in fields along the side of the road; indistinguishable from any other one kilometre stretch of rural road.

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The Irish Placenames Database records varying spellings of the village name in both Irish and English.[1] Such placename spelling variations are common in Ireland. The two Irish versions are Tulach Ruacháin (which appears on road signs at the entrance to the village) and Tulach Shrutháin, the latter being assigned as the official default Irish name by the database. Tulach means hillock or mound, and sruthán means stream, so the latter variant means hill of the stream. A number of anglicised spellings are recorded including Tulrahan, Tulrohaun, Tollrowghan, Tullrohane, and others.[2]

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