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A description of Tullamore, Co Offaly, Ireland.

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  1. 1. TULLAMORE Co. Offaly Republic Of Ireland
  2. 2. LOCATION
  3. 3. Tullamore History <ul><li>Tullamore (Tulach Mhór in Irish - Meaning “Big Hill”), was anglicised under British Rule. Located in the midlands. </li></ul><ul><li>Moore Family handed land during First British Plantation (1570’s). </li></ul><ul><li>1785 – Famous Balloon Fire. Third Ascent attempt in Ireland. Damaged over 100 houses in Patrick St & most of Kilbride St. </li></ul><ul><li>1798 – Grand Canal arrived linking to Dublin. 1804 - Shannon Link made. </li></ul><ul><li>1829 – Tullamore Distillery open by Michael Molloy, passed to Daly family after his death. Ran by Daly’s colleague “ D aniel E W illiams”. Slogan “Give every man his DEW”. (Tullamore Whiskey) </li></ul><ul><li>In December 1921, freedom from Britain, Anglo-Irish agreement signed. “Kings County” renamed as “County Offaly”. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Late 1930’s, Tullamore General Hospital was built, fronted with local limestone to encourage employment in construction of hospital. </li></ul><ul><li>Main source of employment were malting, distilling, stone quarrying and distribution. Salts (Ireland) – Spinning mill in old jail, employed about 1000 people but closed in 1982. </li></ul><ul><li>After recession in 1980’s, Tullamore began to thrive with industrial parks. Government grants attracted national & international companies over the years. New shopping centres opened, housing projects, and even national festivals and concerts. </li></ul>Development
  5. 5. Charleville Castle <ul><li>Charleville Castle, surrounded by a 700 year old Oak forest, is the oldest in Ireland. Known for generations as one of the world's most haunted Castles. </li></ul><ul><li>The Oak was the Sacred Tree of the Druids and in the grounds the Druid’s Initiation Circle reminds us that this was a Sacred Ritual site. </li></ul><ul><li>Built by Charles Bury, the 1st Earl of Charleville, between 1798 and 1812. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Tullamore Dew is a traditional Irish Whiskey, smooth and buttery in flavour. It has a nose of lemon, spices with a slight woody undertone. It’s taste is warming with a smooth, spicy finish. </li></ul><ul><li>Tullamore Dew is the 2 nd best selling whiskey in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul>
  7. 7. D.E.W illiams “Give everyman his DEW”
  8. 8. <ul><li>Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music. </li></ul><ul><li>World Record for the Largest Irish Traditional Music was set in 2007 when 2,700 musicians performed together in Tullamore. </li></ul><ul><li>County, Provincial and worldwide Fleadhanna have found their places in the traditional Irish music calendar and annual Comhaltas events include Fleadh Nua, Fleadh na Breataine (an All-Britain Fleadh Cheoil), regional Fleadhanna in Britain, Japan and the USA. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Links <ul><li>Tullamore </li></ul><ul><li>Charleville Castle </li></ul><ul><li>Tullamore Dew </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Advert (YouTube) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fleadh Cheoil Na h É ireann </li></ul>