Turlough, County Mayo
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Turlough, (Irish: turlach, from tuar lach, meaning "dry place": in particular, a seasonal lake) is a village in County Mayo, Ireland, 6 km northeast of Castlebar. It is known for the presence of the Museum of Country Life (part of the National Museum of Ireland), and for its well-preserved and unusually squat round tower, built between 900 and 1200.
Turlough is also the name of the surrounding 241 acre townland. It lies along the Castlebar River (Irish: An tSiúir) just off the N5 road, and the countryside around the village is scattered with standing stones, a holy well, fulachtaí fia, and cillíní.
Turlough village has a number of facilities to service the growing local population, including, a Pub 'The Turlough Inn' a shop, Hair Salon and a large lifestyle and garden centre with restaurant a short distance away. Turlough is also home to a branch of the National Museum of Ireland. 'The Museum of Country Life'
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- "Turlough". Placenames Database of Ireland. Logainm.ie. Retrieved 2010-01-10.