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County Galway

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County Galway
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Area: 6,148 km
Capital: Galway
Code: G
Population: 209,077 (2002)
Province: Connacht

County Galway (Irish language: Conndae na Gaillimhe or Contae na Gaillimhe) is located on the west coast of Ireland. It is in the Irish province of Connacht. The county takes its name from the city of Gaillimh (Galway), which is the county's capital. It is the second largest county in Ireland, County Cork being the largest. There are several Irish speaking areas in the west of the county.

Galway County Crest
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Galway County Crest

The county contains a number of distinct territories including Iar Chonnachta, which covers the portion of the county west of Loch Corrib and which contains Connemara in the far west and Joyce Country in the north-west. A number of inhabited islands are administered by the county they include Oilein rann (Aran Islands) and Inis B Fine (Inishbofin).

County Galway is home to Loch Corrib (the largest loch in the Republic of Ireland) the Na Beanna Beola (Twelve Bens) mountain range, the Maum Turk mountains, and the low mountains of Sliabh Echtghe (Slieve Aughty).

Towns and Villages in County Galway

Surnames in County Galway

Bermingham, Burke, Concannon, Connolly, Conneely, Donnellan, Donnelly, Egan, Folan, Hynes, Joyce, Kelly, Kilkelly, Lynch, Mac Donough, Mac Hugh, Madden, Mannion, Martyn, O Faherty, O Flaherty, O Halloran, O Shaughnessy, O Toole, Scahill, Tierney, Walsh, Ward.

External links

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