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Families will find lots to love in the thriving market town of Tullamore

Schools, mountain walks and plenty of local history.

Exploring Tullamore, Co Offaly.
Exploring Tullamore, Co Offaly.

OFTEN CALLED THE ‘gateway to the midlands’, Tullamore is a thriving community in the heart of Offaly.

The completion of the Grand Canal in 1803, linking Dublin to the River Shannon, brought massive prosperity to Tullamore. Homes and shops began to spring up on either side of the canal’s banks, turning the area into a bustling market town almost overnight.

Today, Tullamore is still divided in two by those banks. While there have been plenty of modern amenities added since, the town’s history is still one of its most striking features.

Screenshot 2020-11-12 at 17.39.38 The centre of Tullamore town. Source: Glenveagh Homes

Walking around you’ll spot landmarks like St Catherine’s, the Gothic revival church, and the 19th century warehouse that’s home to Tullamore DEW Whiskey. The town is also the perfect base to explore the Slieve Bloom mountains, with the Lough Boora Discovery Park a 25-minute drive away. There are plenty of local routes in the area for walkers, hikers and cyclists too.

Screenshot 2020-11-12 at 17.39.45 There's a centuries-old heritage of distilling in Tullamore. Source: Glenveagh Homes

Growing families will be tempted by the wide range of schools in and around Tullamore, including Scoil Mhuire Primary School, Charleville National School and Tullamore Educate together.

There’s convenience, too. From the local train station, you can be at Heuston Station in 60 minutes, and travel time by car is just over an hour too, along the M6 motorway.

Source: Glenveagh Homes

Tempted by a location that mixes urban and rural living? Add The Hawthorns to your must-view list. This new development from Glenveagh Homes is just a 15-minute stroll from the centre of Tullamore, with a range of spacious two, three and four bedroom homes available.

Each home at The Hawthorns has an airy open plan layout, with large windows allowing natural light to flow through. Kitchens have high-end, modern fit-outs, and upstairs you’ll find generously sized bedrooms.

Two-bedroom and three-bedroom homes are currently available off plans, and prices start at €220,000. For more information on homes at The Hawthorns, contact selling agent Dillon Marshall on 01 496 7574 or visit glenveagh.ie.

At Glenveagh Homes, our vision is that everyone should have the opportunity to access great-value, high-quality homes in flourishing communities across Ireland. We understand that buying a home is possibly the biggest decision you will ever make in your life – but we want to make it your easiest. Click here to find out more about Glenveagh developments.

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