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Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo

Toormakeady or Tourmakeady is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. It is located on the R300 road where the Glensaul River flows into Lough Mask. It has a population of about 1,000 people within the largest Gaeltacht region in Ireland.

Part of Toormakeady was originally in neighbouring County Galway, but was placed under the administration of County Mayo in 1898.

On 3 May 1921, during the Irish War of Independence the Irish Republican Army south Mayo flying column of around 30 men together with a small number of men from east Mayo mounted an ambush at Toormakeady.

From the time of the Great Famine of the mid-1840s onwards, the village has experienced a high level of emigration. Many descendants of emigrants return every year to find their roots. The genealogical records for this area have been computerised at the South Mayo Family Research Centre in nearby Ballinrobe to make the task of tracing roots easier.

The English actor Robert Shaw, best known for his work in From Russia, With Love, Jaws and The Sting, lived in Drimbawn House, Toormakeady until his death in 1978. See also[edit source | edit] Connacht Irish List of towns and villages in the Republic of Ireland Thomas Plunket, 2nd Baron Plunket References[edit source | edit] edit source | edit] Toormakeady Web Site Toormakeady Community Web Site Audio podcast excerpt from Michael John Casey's Heritage Tour of Toormakeady.
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Private Road between Tourmakeady and Leenane F12YD26, Toormakeady/Derrypark, Eircode: Mayo F12YD2, Co. Mayo
Situated in Finny, Apartment Private Road offers a garden and barbecue. Galway is 45 km from the property. All units feature a satellite flat-screen TV. Some units have a dining area and/or terrace.

Holiday Home between Tourmakeady and Leenane Holiday Home between Tourmakeady and Leenane

Private Road between Tourmakeady and Leenane F12YD26, Tourmakeady/Derrypark, Eircode: Mayo F12YD2, Co. Mayo
Located 45 km from Galway, Holiday Home between Tourmakeady and Leenane offers accommodation in Finny. The unit is 23 km from Westport. A dishwasher, an oven and a microwave can be found in the kitchen and there is a private bathroom.

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