The Tochar Valley is a beautiful area of rural communities stretching from Balla to Murrisk. Steeped in antiquity the unspoiled countryside is liberally sprinkled with churches, Celtic artefacts and historical sites.
Tourmakeady is the name given to this area, a rural district situated between Lough Mask and the Partry Mountains. It has a population of approximately 1000 people and is a Gaeltacht area. Being a Gaeltacht means that it is a traditional Irish speaking area.