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County Galway

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

County Galway (Contae na Gaillimhe in Irish) is on the west coast of Ireland. It is in the Irish province of Connacht. The county takes its name from Galway (Gaillimh), which is the county's capital. County Galway contains several Gaeltacht areas where the Irish language is still spoken.

Surnames found in Galway include: Bermingham, Burke, Connolly, Conneely, Donnellan, Donnelly, Hynes, Joyce, Kelly, Kilkelly, Lynch, Madden, Martyn, O'Flaherty, O'Halloran, O'Shaughnessy, Tierney, Ward, Welby.

County Galway is home to both the Twelve Bens mountain range (Na Beanna Beola) and the Aran Islands, along with various other notable sites within the Connemara region.

Major towns include:

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Last updated: 05-13-2005 07:56:04