Tullamore Harriers A History: 1953-2018
Tullamore Harriers was formed on a famous night in November 1953 when a group of nine young men, mostly in their twenties, gathered on the town’s William Street and held their first meeting in Clarke’s Hairdressers. It set the wheels in motion for an incredible sixty five years as the club became absolutely pivotal to life in Tullamore.
It is the home to an Olympian, eight national senior champions, who have shared 19 titles between them, victors and medallists in a host of other national and provincial grades and internationals from junior up to senior level.
They won the right to build a pavilion that became central to the social scene in the midlands for four decades after a series of appeals against Council decisions and objections from residents. This is the story of all this and much more.