Tourmakeady is located on the western shore of Lough Mask.
The name Tourmakeady means the bleach field of the Keady family. The bleach field was where flax was laid out in the sun for bleaching and dying before spinning. This area of Co Mayo was formerly part of the Moores Estate. It was subsequently acquired by Lord Plunkett who was Church of Ireland bishop for Tuam, Killala and Achonry.
The lands were given over To the Irish forestry department in 1956. In 2000 a section of the wood was set aside to establish a millennium forest to commemorate the 21st century.
Tourmakeady is a Millennium Forest. For more information on Tourmakeady visit http://www.millenniumforests.com/locationsite_tourmakeady.html
Tourmakeady FeaturesMillennium Forest, Picnic Site, Walking Trails,
How do I get there?In the village of Partry turn off the N84 at signpost to Tourmakeady. Follow the signs through a series of minor roads for approx 10km to site entrance.
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