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Tullylish old church - geograph.org.uk - 344807.jpg
Tullylish old church
Tullylish is located in County Down
Location within County Down
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBT63
Dialling code028
List of places
Northern Ireland
54°22′26″N 6°20′42″W / 54.374°N 6.345°W / 54.374; -6.345Coordinates: 54°22′26″N 6°20′42″W / 54.374°N 6.345°W / 54.374; -6.345

Tullylish (from Irish: Tulaigh Lis, meaning "hillock of the fort")[1][2] is a small village, townland (of 513 acres) 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 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.



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.

Civil parish of Tullylish[edit]

The civil parish is mainly within the historic barony of Iveagh Lower, Upper Half with one townland (Tullyrain) in the barony of Iveagh Lower, Lower Half. It also contains the villages of Gilford, Lawrencetown and Bleary.[3]


The civil parish contains the following townlands:[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ PlaceNamesNI - Tullylish Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  3. ^ a b "Tullylish". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 15 May 2015.

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