The village is famous for its céilí band, which has been in existence for over 50 years. It also has a pipe band which is even older and can be heard on every new year’s eve in the town. Bands, Irish music and Tulla are synonymous.
Both the Tulla Ceili Band and the Tulla Pipe Band are household names and have been making music for over half a century.
There are several prehistoric gallery graves in the Tulla vicinity and there is also the remains of the medieval parish church of St Moculla. There are seven megalithic tombs including a very fine example of a wedge tomb in the locality. Ruins of Mac Namara and O’Brien towerhouses dot the landscape too.
Tulla is a popular fishing centre, with a number of small lakes dotted about which give good sport. The area is, in fact, known as ‘The Clare Lakelands’, a region of lakes and hills, the latter known as drumlins. Tulla is built on one such drumlin.
3km north-west of Tulla, the Kiltannon river runs underground for some distance. This cave system, which can be explored, is known as the ‘Tomeens’.