Tuam is a town in , 32 km north of Galway city, with a population in 2016 of 8767. Tuam means tumulus or burial mound and there was a Bronze Age settlement here, but it was from the 6th century that the town grew as an ecclesiastical centre under St Jarlath.

Notable Places in the Area

St Mary's Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry in the Church of Ireland. Photo: ClintMalpaso, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Wayside cross
Photo: ClintMalpaso, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is situated 3½ km northwest of Tuam. Photo: AFBorchert, CC BY-SA 4.0.


53.5148° or 53° 30' 53.3" north
-8.8513° or 8° 51' 4.6" west
Open Location Code
United Nations Location Code
38 metres (125 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 52255878
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: توام
  • Basque: Tuam
  • Breton: Tuaim
  • Bulgarian: Туам
  • Bulgarian: Туъм
  • Catalan: Tuam
  • Cebuano: Tuam
  • Chinese: 图尔姆
  • Chinese: 圖爾姆
  • Chinese: 徒安
  • Chinese: 蒂厄姆
  • Czech: Tuam
  • Danish: Tuam
  • Dutch: Tuam
  • French: Tuam
  • Gaelic (Scots): Tuaim
  • Gaelic (Scots): Tuam
  • Gallegan: Tuaim
  • Gallegan: Tuam - Tuaim
  • Gallegan: Tuam
  • Georgian: ჩუმი (ირლანდია)
  • Georgian: ჩუმი
  • German: Tuam
  • Indonesian: Tuaim
  • Indonesian: Tuam
  • Irish: Tuaim
  • Italian: Tuam
  • Japanese: チュアム
  • Korean:
  • Latin: Tuamum
  • Lithuanian: Tuamas
  • Macedonian: Туам
  • Polish: Tuam
  • Portuguese: Tuam
  • Russian: Туам
  • Russian: Тьюам
  • Scots: Tuam
  • Serbian: Чум
  • Serbo-Croatian: Tuam
  • Spanish: Tuam
  • Swedish: Tuam
  • Urdu: ٹیویم

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  • Suburb in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Locality in County Cavan, Ireland
  • Village in Papua New Guinea

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