Moored colorful wooden fishing boats along Lough Mask in Tourmakeady, Ireland
Contributor:DE ROCKER / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:60.2 MB (3.4 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:5616 x 3744 px | 47.5 x 31.7 cm | 18.7 x 12.5 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:16 July 2013
Location:Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Province of Connacht, Republic of Ireland, Western Europe
Toormakeady or Tourmakeady (Irish: Tuar Mhic Éadaigh, meaning "MacKeady's green field") 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 (Irish speaking) region in Ireland. Part of Toormakeady was originally in neighboring 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 computerized at the South Mayo Family Research Center 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.