There’s no reason why a blog about townlands should hibernate, but I am only a fair-weather photographer. So I’m starting the New Year with a townland that I visited last summer.
Tullyboard covers the southern part of the town of Portaferry, on the Ards Peninsula in County Down. This was my view of Tullyboard’s houses as I crossed the lough on the ferry from Strangford.
According to the PLACENAMESNI website, the name Tullyboard may come from the Irish Tulaigh Boird meaning “hill of the flat top or table”. Which could easily refer to the place where this bench is located.
Close to the windmill is St Patrick’s Church.
This Catholic church has been extended and renovated several times, but a sign from 1762 still commemorates the original builders, asking that “All you good Christians pray for ye Benefacters of this chapel which was biult by the masons Dorians and M Henery Murland Carpender”.
Which county is Tullyboard in? County Down
Which parish is Tullyboard in? Ballyphilip