Infobox Irish Place
name = Tourlestrane
gaeilge = Tuar Loistreáin

motto =

pin coords = left: 40px; top: 87px
north coord = 54.0397 | west coord = 8.8425 | irish grid = G448103
area = | elevation = 58 m
province = Connacht
county = County Sligo
population = | town pop = | rural pop =
census yr = 2002
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Tourlestran or Tourlestrane ( _ga. Tuar Loistreáin, meaning "Fields of Scorching Corn") is a village and half-parish in County Sligo, Ireland.

The Village

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. Fact|date=August 2007


Tourlestrane is home to one of Co. 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.

Famous natives

*Eamonn O'Hara, GAA Tourlestrane, Sligo intercounty, and International Rules player.

ee also

* [ Tourlestrane GAA Club] , including the [ club honours for football and hurling] .
* List of towns in the Republic of Ireland

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