Patsy’s Hackney Service
The traditional thatched cottages add to the beauty and tranquillity of this little village situated on the Wild Atlantic way in Connemara. The local Church (R.C.) with its stained glass windows by renowned artist Harry Clarke overlooks the square.A notable feature of this village is the Ogham Stone; the ancient script spells out the name of the townland, Gurteenachough, meaning little garden of stones.
There is a great sense of a thriving comminuty in Tully Cross which is well served by a local shop, a Hackney Service, draper, garage, café, hotel and two pubs. Here you will find the perfect pint and excellent food served all year round.There is a choice of accommodation including self-catering in the thatch cottages, Bed & Breakfasts and a hotel.
At night the place comes alive with “mighty craic” in the local Anglers Rest Bar and Paddy Coynes Pub . It is a favourite spot with tourists and locals alike looking for a music session either traditional or contemporary. The legendary “Irish Night” is held every Wednesday evening during the Summer in Paddy Coyne’s Pub.
The Connemara Mussel Festival is held at Tullycross annually on the May Bank Holiday weekend with plenty of activities, music and of course mussels a plenty!
History & Culture
Harry Clarke (1889-1931) was an Irish artist working in the Arts and Crafts tradition. His intricate jewelled technique, however, he developed himself. Early in his career Clarke was a book-illustrator, strongly influenced by Beardsley. Although his greatest stained glass work is found in Ireland, his contacts with the Arts and Crafts Movement secured him a number of major English commissions. He has three stained glass windows in the Christ the King Church at Tully Cross