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Tamlaght is a parish in the barony of Loughinsholin and has a population of 2,854.
Weaving of linen is carried on in conjunction with agriculture. There were two extensive bleach-greens in operation, neither of which is now worked.
The glebe house was built in 1781 at the expense of £496. £129 was a gift from the late Board of First Fruits.
In 1783 Tamlaght was erected as a parish by the Primate Tobinson. The church is a plain edifice. There are three public schools were about 280 children are educated. There are three private schools where about 90 children attend
In the 2001 census there was a population of 276.
The 1821 – 1851 census returns were almost all destroyed in a fire, the 1861 – 1891 census returns were destroyed by the government. The 1901 – 1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.