Turlough, County Mayo

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Turlough is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°53′00″N 9°13′00″W / 53.8833333°N 9.2166667°W / 53.8833333; -9.2166667
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Elevation 28 m (92 ft)

Turlough, (Irish: turlach, from tuar lach, meaning "dry place": in particular, a seasonal lake)[1] 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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  1. ^ "Turlough". Placenames Database of Ireland. Logainm.ie. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 

Coordinates: 53°52′59.9694″N 9°13′6.3402″W / 53.883324833°N 9.218427833°W / 53.883324833; -9.218427833