Toormakeady or Tourmakeady (Irish: Tuar Mhic Éadaigh, the official name) 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 and is within the largest Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) 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.Wikipedia
Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Toormakeady, Ireland. Toormakeady is located at a short trip away from Limerick a major city in Ireland. Take a short trip from Toormakeady and set some time aside to explore the Limerick. Dotted with places like King John's Castle, The Hunt Museum, Lough Gur Heritage Centre; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Toormakeady, you'll have to take a flight to Limerick; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.
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