Definitions for galwayˈgɔl weɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Gal•wayˈgɔl weɪ(n.)

  1. a county in S Connaught, in W Republic of Ireland. 171,836; 2293 sq. mi. (5940 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. its county seat: a seaport in the W part. 47,104.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Galway(noun)

    a port city in western Ireland on Galway Bay

Wiktionary

  1. Galway(ProperNoun)

    A county in the Republic of Ireland

  2. Galway(ProperNoun)

    A city in the county of Galway, Ireland.

Freebase

  1. Galway

    Galway, or the City of Galway, is a city in Ireland. It is in the West Region and the province of Connacht. Galway City Council is the local authority for the city. Galway lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay and is surrounded by County Galway. It is the fourth most populous city in the state and the sixth most populous on the island of Ireland.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Galway

    a maritime county in the W. of Ireland, in the province of Connaught; Lough Corrib (25 m. long) and Lough Mask (12 m. long), stretching N. and S., divide the county into East and West districts; the former is boggy, yet arable; the latter, including the picturesque district known as Connemara, is wild and hilly, and chiefly consists of bleak morass and bogland; its rocky and indented coast affords excellent harbourage in many places; the Suck, Shannon, and Corrib are the chief rivers; the Slieve Boughta Mountains in the S. and in the W. the Twelve Pins (2395 ft.) are the principal mountains; fishing, some agriculture, and cattle-rearing are the chief employments; it contains many interesting cromlechs and ruins.

  2. Galway

    the capital of Connaught and of the county of that name; is situated on the N. side of Galway Bay, at the mouth of the Corrib River, 50 m. NW. of Limerick; it is divided into the old and new town, and contains several interesting ecclesiastical buildings, e. g. the cruciform church of St. Nicholas (1320), and is the seat of a Queen's College; fishing is an important industry, while wool and black marble are exported.

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