Tullylish old church
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Tullylish (from Irish: Tulaigh Lis, meaning "hillock of the fort") 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.
- John Butler Yeats (artist and writer, 1839–1922), father of William Butler Yeats and Jack Butler Yeats, was brought up in Tullylish at Vicarage Farm, Lawrencetown.
- 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.
Civil parish of Tullylish
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.
The civil parish contains the following townlands:
- NI Neighbourhood Information System
- Tullylish Parish
- Tullylish - Its Celtic Origins
- Ulster History Circle - John Butler Yeats
- Tullylish G.A.A Club
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