Close to mountains and surrounded by rivers, and rolling hills with an ancient castle it could be straight out of a picture book. The Irish name ‘Tulach and Iarainn’ means ‘The Hill of Iron’ This village was established around the 14th century. A horse Fair takes place annually on the streets of Tallow on the first Monday in September. It is a popular holiday area for fishermen.
The town boasts a vibrant & rich community life with both adults and children having many sporting, cultural & educational opportunities. Schools, playing fields, beaches and an impressive array of social and cultural clubs are immediately to hand giving it a rare blend of tranquillity and vibrancy. Noteworthy people with connections to the town are Mick Mc Carthy, Irelands former soccer manager, whose late father Charlie was born and raised in Tallow. The now deceased tenor Frank Ryan (Carnegie Hall fame) whose talented relatives keep the musical tradition alive and Mary Robinson who received a rapturous reception on the occasion of her visit to Tallow. Tallow is centrally located being only 15 minutes drive from Fermoy, Midleton, and Youghal (sea-side) with Dungarvan just 30 min and Cork airport a leisurely 50 minute drive.
Tallow Bridge & the river bride along whose banks the famous poet Edmund Spenser is reputed to have wrote part of his poem the ‘Faerie Queen’ (overlooked by Lisfinny Casle).