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Lullymore (Irish: Loilgheach Mór) is a village in County Kildare in Ireland. Loilgheach Mór translates as "a good place for a cow to calve". It is also a civil parish in the ancient barony of Offaly East. The lowest observed 20th century air temperature in Ireland, -18.8 °C was measured at Lullymore on 2 January 1979
- 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.
During the boom years of the Celtic Tiger, Lullymore witnessed a 36.75% increase in population.
Sport and Amenities
- Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park-The Park is one of the leading visitor attractions in the Kildare region. It is a popular destination for families, school tours, birthday parties and tourists.
- Bog of Allen Nature Centre-Run by Irish Peatland Conservation Council, The Bog of Allen Nature Centre 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.
- President Patrick Hillery was a visitor to Lullymore In August 1978, where he opened a memorial to John Doorley.
- John Doorley rebel leader in the Battle of Rathangan, part of the 1798 rebellion
- Placenames Database of Ireland - Lullymore civil parish
- http://www.met.ie/climate/temperature.asp Accessed Jan 2010
- Census for post 1821 figures.
- http://www.histpop.org Archived 2016-05-07 at the Wayback Machine.
- http://www.rte.ie/tv/whodoyouthinkyouare/social_ryan1.html Accessed Jan 2010
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