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County Galway

"Galway, a county of Ireland, in Connaught, 82 m. long and 42 broad; bounded W by the Atlantic, N by Mayo and Roscommon, E by Roscommon, King's county, and Tipperary, and S by Clare and Galway bay; it contains 2593 square miles, is divided into 116 parishes, and sends 2 members to parliament. The greater part is very fertile; but towards the N and W the soil is coarse. It abounds with rivers and lakes: of its rivers, the principal are the Shannon, the Suck, and the Blackwater: lakes, lough Corrib, lough Reagh, and lough Contra. Pop. 286,921. Chief town, Galway."
[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]


Heritage Centres: Reference:
Farrell, Noel. Ballinasloe Town (Galway). (In the "Exploring Family Origins" Series.). Noel Farrell, Park Road, Longford, Ireland (1998).


From Fianna:
Blazer: The Craughwell and Ballymona Parish Magazine (annual)
Mr. P.J. Callanan, N.T., Benison House, Craughwell

Galway Archaeological and Historical Society Journal (annual)
Mr. P. O'Dowd, Hon. Secretary, Business Studies Department
R.T.C., Galway

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