Tullaghan is located on Leitrim’s 4 kilometre coastline which is the shortest coastline of any county in Ireland. The village is also the site of an ancient High Cross discovered on the shore after a storm and erected in 1778 by the local landlord. It is now located at the edge of the village, facing the N15 and is thought have originated in a long-vanished monastery near the seashore.
It was erected in 1778 in the village by the local landlord, Major Dickson. It is said he erected the cross to attract attention to the local market, which was suffering from competition with the market in nearby Ballyshannon.
The cross was moved to its roadside location to protect it from coastal erosion.
Historic sites in Tullaghan
An ancient (9th-10th century) stone cross faces the N15 in the village. This was moved here to protect it from coastal erosion and was believed to be part of a long vanished monastery
Located on the eastern slopes of Tullaghan Hill. Know locally as Hawk’s Well, this name was used by WB Yeats in one of his plays.