Tullow, the main town in the east of the country, is a centre for anglers fishing the Slaney and other nearby rivers. In the market square stands a statue of Father John Murphy, the insurgent leader, who was captured near Tullow and executed in the Market Square on 2 July 1798.
The town is conveniently placed for exploring the beauty spots of south Wicklow and north Wexford. as well as those of Carlow itself.
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