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Connacht

Connacht or Connaught (both: kŏnˈôt, kənôtˈ), province, 6,611 sq mi (17,122 km), W Republic of Ireland, comprising the counties of Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, and Galway. It was one of the ancient kingdoms of Ireland, whose rulers, the O'Connors, were supplanted by the Anglo-Norman De Burghs in the 13th cent.
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Connacht

 

a province in western Ireland, on the Atlantic coast, in the Shannon basin. It has an area of 17,000 sq km and a population of 389,800 (1971), of which 20 percent is urban. The province comprises five counties, and its capital and chief port is Galway. Animal husbandry (cattle and sheep), farming (chiefly potatoes and oats), and peat extraction are the main occupations.

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Connacht

, Connaught
a province and ancient kingdom of NW Republic of Ireland: consists of the counties of Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, and Sligo. Pop.: 464 296 (2002). Area: 17 122 sq. km (6611 sq. miles)
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