|Tuar Mhic Éadaigh
Waterfall at Toormakeady Woods
|Elevation||58 m (190 ft)|
|Population (2002 est.)|
|Irish Grid Reference||M097694|
|Tuar Mhic Éadaigh is the only official name. Toormakeady and Tourmakeady are anglicisations.|
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.
- Connacht Irish
- List of towns and villages in the Republic of Ireland
- Thomas Plunket, 2nd Baron Plunket
- Toormakeady Placenames Database of Ireland.
- Toormakeady East Mayo County Library. Retrieved: 2012-04-16.
- Toormakeady Mountain Mayo County Library. Retrieved: 2012-04-16.
- Toormakeady West Mayo County Library. Retrieved: 2012-04-16.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Toormakeady.|
- Toormakeady Web Site
- Toormakeady Community Web Site
- Audio podcast excerpt from Michael John Casey's Heritage Tour of Toormakeady.