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Irish: Tulaigh Lis
County Down
Tullylish old church - geograph.org.uk - 344807.jpg
Tullylish old church
Location: 54°22’26"N, 6°20’42"W
Post town: Craigavon
Postcode: BT63
Local Government

Tullylish is a small village, townland (of 513 acres) and parish in County Down. 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. Its name is from the Irish Tulaigh Lis, meaning "hillock of the fort".[1][2]


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: The BBC series "Who do you think you are?" revealed that Jeremy Irons family originated from Tullylish Parish, Gilford.

Parish of Tullylish

The parish is mainly within the 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 parish contains the following townlands:[3]


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