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Tulach an Iarainn
Main Street in Tallow.
Main Street in Tallow.
Flag of Tallow
Country  Ireland
Province  Munster
County Waterford
Population (2011)
 • Total 962
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference W995934

Tallow (/ˈtæl./; Irish: Tulach an Iarainn) is a small town in southeastern Ireland. Tallow is in the province of Munster on the border between County Cork and County Waterford, close to the River Bride.


Tallow boasts an array of amenities. It has 5 public houses. 3 Restaurants are of both Irish and Chinese cuisine are located in Tallow. A fourth, the Brideview Restaurant burned down in 2013. There are also an array of convenience stores. Tallow owns its own Gaelic Grounds. The local soccer club is Brideview United. Fishing is a very important hobby during the summer months. There is a branch library which is open two days a week.



  • The town lies at the junction of the R268, R627 and R634 regional roads.


  • Tallow Road railway station opened on 27 September 1872 and finally closed on 27 March 1967. It was served by the Cork to Rosslare boat train.


Since December 2015 significant improvements to the frequency of the Local Link (formerly known as Déise Link) bus service are in effect. A bus shelter has also been erected in the town. There are now four services a day each way Mondays to Saturdays inclusive to Dungarvan via Lismore and Cappoquin including a commuter service. Connections to Waterford and Rosslare Europort can be made at Dungarvan. In the other direction there are two services a day (Mon-Sat inclusive) to and from Fermoy where connections can be made for Cork and Dublin. On Saturdays a local bus company operate a service to Cork.


At the St. Patrick's Parish Hall three sons of Tallow are commemorated:

  • John Hogan (1800–1858) was born in Tallow and became one of the greatest Irish sculptors.
  • Tobias Kirby (1804–1895), a distinguished churchman born in Tallow, Rector of the Irish College Rome 1850-1891, and Archbishop of Ephesus 1885.
  • Frank Ryan (1900–1965) was a tenor who grew up in Tallow.
  • Ned Power (1929–2007) major contributor to Tallow G.A.A .


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