The Grand Canal connects Tullamore to the River Shannon in the west and to
Dublin in the east. Once a major trade route for the region, the canal is now
solely used for pleasure boating, walking, and cycling.
The town is famous for its Tullamore Dew whiskey and Irish Mist Liqueur, although
the whiskey is now made in Midleton, Co. Cork, and the liqueur is made in
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
Places to visit include Charleville Castle, a Gothic country house completed
between 1800 and 1812 for the Earl of Charleville, Charles William Bury, who had
a lot to do with the development of the town. The Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre,
which showcases the town’s history, as well as its famous whiskey, is also worth
There are various leisure amenities, including three nearby golf courses and two
new hotels with leisure centres.
There are trains from Tullamore to Dublin approximately every hour. Buses to
Dublin are not as frequent, with just one local bus and one Expressway most days.