SOURCE: Tournigan Gold Corporation

April 19, 2007 09:00 ET

Tournigan 2007 Operational Update -- Uranium Properties

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2007 -- Tournigan Gold Corporation (TSX-V: TVC) (FRANKFURT: TGP) is pleased to provide shareholders with a 2007 operational update of its uranium properties in Slovakia and the United States. Tournigan's ambitious plans call for more than 38,000 metres of drilling and nearly $10 million Canadian of expenditures on its uranium properties by fiscal year end, August 31, 2007.

"This year, Tournigan intends on demonstrating its commitment to advancing its uranium projects in both Slovakia and the U.S.," said James Walchuck, President and CEO. "Our $10 million in planned work program spending should provide a steady stream of results during the year."

Slovakia

Jahodna

Tournigan plans to spend $4.5 million on Jahodna during fiscal 2007. The work being undertaken includes the preparation of a new independent resource calculation based on 2006 drilling, which is to be delivered by A.C.A. Howe by the end of June, and a new preliminary assessment on an expanded deposit to be prepared by the end of December.

Drilling to be conducted at Jahodna will include in-fill holes located on a close-spaced grid planned for the near surface part of the southeast portion of the Jahodna deposit, and several deep exploration drill holes to test the down-plunge extension of the northwest part of the deposit.

The goal of the close-spaced drilling is to allow Tournigan to increase its understanding of the Jahodna deposit as well as move a portion of the deposit from the inferred to the indicated resource category.

Novoveská Huta

A confirmation drill program planned for Novoveská Huta in 2007 is expected to verify the historic Novoveská Huta resource and bring it up to an inferred resource as defined by the Canadian Institute of Mining standards. In addition, several holes will test the possibility of high-grade uranium mineralization in structures immediately west of the resource.

Jahodna - Novoveská Huta Geophysical Survey

Tournigan has acquired an exploration licence (Kluknava) covering over 60 km of favourable geology located between Jahodna in the east to Novoveská Huta in the west. A contract has been signed with McPhar Geosurveys to conduct an airborne radiometrics and magnetics survey over the Jahodna-Novoveská Huta trend and the Spišska Teplica concession. Permitting is underway and the survey is expected to take place in early May. It is hoped that data from this survey will identify new uranium targets. In 2007, Tournigan is planning on spending $1.1 million in total at Novoveská Huta to conduct both drilling and geophysics.

USA

Arizona Breccia Pipes

In March of this year, Tournigan reported that anomalous pathfinder elements, which are indicative of the possible presence of uranium, have been found at surface over 22 breccia pipes in the northern Arizona Strip uranium district. Also reported, was that a surface rock sample collected over one of the pipes contained 0.12% uranium. A drill program is expected to commence in May of this year with 12 priority pipes being drilled by year end. A budget of approximately $2.4 million has been allocated to Arizona.

In addition to the initial test work that identified five pipes with surface uranium samples, additional pathfinder element anomalies have been detected in several newly prospected breccia pipes. Rock samples from two of the newly prospected pipes contain anomalous uranium concentrations as well.

Wyoming

Tournigan now holds interests in properties covering 37 kilometres in strike length of potential uranium roll front mineralization in the western half of the Great Divide Basin. The southeastern part of the property is within eight miles of the Sweetwater uranium mill and property. In-fill drilling of a historic deposit as well as step-out exploration drilling is slated to begin later this summer. The work program budget in Wyoming is $1.5 million.

South Dakota

Tournigan's claims cover part of the ground that was initially held by Union Carbide and the Tennessee Valley Authority as part of a larger block known as the Chord claims. These claims encompassed more than 40 small uranium bearing open pits as well as a few underground operations. Combined operations on the Chord Property produced uranium intermittently from the early 1950s until the late 1960s, supplying a former mill at Edgemont. These claims lie just across the Wyoming-South Dakota state border. Tournigan is in negotiations to obtain historic claim maps and drill logs for these claims.

Dr. Kent Ausburn, VP Exploration, Tournigan Gold, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.

Tournigan has built a portfolio of highly prospective uranium and gold properties in both Europe and North America. The Company intends to develop its best prospects. Tournigan has focused its efforts in countries that are economically and politically stable, have good infrastructure and a well educated population.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of

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.

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