SOURCE: Tournigan Gold Corporation

October 12, 2006 15:41 ET

Tournigan Announces IR Appointment

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 12, 2006 -- Tournigan Gold Corporation (TSX-V: TVC) (FRANKFURT: TGP) (BERLIN: TGP) is pleased to welcome Patrick Soares to the position of Vice-President Investor Relations. Mr. Soares is a professional geologist who has spent over fifteen years working in base metals and gold mines. Patrick has worked in the field of Investor Relations since 1996 with TSX and American exchange listed companies. Companies he has worked for include Sutton Resources Ltd., acquired by Barrick Gold in 1999, EuroZinc Mining Corp. and most recently Aurizon Mines Ltd.

The Company also announces the grant of 60,000 stock options to new employees and consultants of the Company, subject to board approval, and the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. The options will be priced at the closing price for Tournigan shares today, and have a five-year term.

Tournigan Gold is focused on developing advanced mineral projects in Europe - Kremnica (gold) and Jahodna (uranium/molybdenum) in Slovakia, and Curraghinalt (gold) in Northern Ireland. Tournigan's asset mix also includes a portfolio of uranium properties in Slovakia, Wyoming, South Dakota and Arizona, as well as VMS projects in Slovakia and Northern Ireland.

TOURNIGAN GOLD CORPORATION

"James Walchuck"
James Walchuck, President and CEO
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Statements in this press release other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business, including risks inherent in mineral exploration and development. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Patrick Soares
    Vice President Investor Relations
    (604) 683-8320
    www.tournigan.com

    Tournigan Gold Corp.
    24th Floor, 1111 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    V6E 4M3
    Tel: (604) 683 8320
    Fax: (604) 683 8340
    Email: Email Contact