Lullymore

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Lullymore

Loilgheach Mór
Village
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
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Kildare
Area
 • Village21.48 km2 (8.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)[citation needed]
 • Rural
183
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceN700256

Lullymore (Irish: Loilgheach Mór) is a civil parish in County Kildare in Ireland. It is in the historical barony of Offaly East.[1] The lowest observed 20th century air temperature in Ireland, -18.8 °C was measured at Lullymore on 2 January 1979.[2]

Location[edit]

Lullymore is situated on the R414 between Rathangan and Allenwood. The village forms an island of arable land, surrounded on all sides by the Bog of Allen.

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.[citation needed]

Business[edit]

Lullymore briquette factory, operated by Bord Na Mona opened in 1936 and closed in 1992 due to falling demand for its products.[5]

Sport and amenities[edit]

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is a visitor attractions in the Kildare region. It is a destination for families, school tours, birthday parties and tourists.[citation needed]

The Bog of Allen Nature Centre, run by Irish Peatland Conservation Council, 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.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

  • Patrick Hillery, president of Ireland from 1976 to 1990, was a visitor to Lullymore in August 1978, when he opened a memorial to John Doorley (a rebel leader in the Battle of Rathangan during the 1798 rebellion).[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "An Loilíoch Mhór / Lullymore (civil parish)". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Temperature in Ireland". met.ie. Met Éireann. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010.
  3. ^ Census for post 1821 figures
  4. ^ http://www.histpop.org Archived 2016-05-07 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Who Do You Think You Are? - Ryan Tubridy Episode - The Peat Industry in Ireland". rte.ie. RTÉ. Archived from the original on 20 September 2012.