Toorlestraun

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Toorlestraun
Tuar Loistreáin
Town
Toorlestraun is located in Ireland
Toorlestraun
Toorlestraun
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°02′23″N 8°50′33″W / 54.0397°N 8.8425°W / 54.0397; -8.8425Coordinates: 54°02′23″N 8°50′33″W / 54.0397°N 8.8425°W / 54.0397; -8.8425
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Sligo
Elevation 58 m (190 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference G448103

Toorlestraun[1] or Tourlestrane (Irish: Tuar Loistreáin, meaning "fields of schorching corn"), is a village in County Sligo, Ireland.

The village[edit]

The village of Tourlestrane itself is the smaller of the two villages in the parish of Kilmactigue, the other being Aclare. It is a market centre for local dairy farmers, and the location of the main parish church.

The townland of Clooncagh (Cluain Chatha, The Meadow of the Battle) is located near the village and famous for a 15th-century battle between two warring clans.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

Bus Éireann Fridays-only route 479 links the village with Sligo via Coolaney and Collooney[2]

GAA[edit]

Toorlestraun is home to one of County Sligo's most successful Gaelic Athletic Association clubs, dominating the gaelic football scene over the last century and also dominating hurling in the county during the '70s and the '80s.

People[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ http://buseireann.ie/pdf/1202387942-479.pdf

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