It is about 3 miles from Tralee on the Dingle Road just beyond the village of Blennerville.
In 1841 Tonavane had a population of 621. (Acc. Census 1841)
In 1851, directly after the Great Hunger the population had fallen by almost half, to 333. (Census 1851)
In 1901, the Census records 276 people living in the townland of Tonavane.
In 1911, the Census records 219 people living in the townland.
Griffith's Valuation returns 103 families for Tonavane, Civil Parish of Annagh in 1853. At that time Sir Edward Denny owned the townland of Tonavane. His main tenant was Collingwood Denny. In total, Griffith's Valuation records 5 layers of tenancy of the townland. One example is an area of land rented from Sir Edward Denny, by Collingwood Denny was then rented to the Representatives of Henry Stephens who rented a portion of the land to William Williams who then rented a smaller portion to John Foley
irishgenealogy.ie returns 215 Roman Catholic baptism and marriage records for the townland of Tonavane, Roman Catholic Parish Tralee, and 8 returns for Thonavane (the same townland) So watch out for the multiple spellings.
My maternal grandmother Catherine was a Hurley from Tonavane.