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County Galway

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

County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) is on the west coast of Ireland. It is in the Irish province of Connacht. The city of Galway 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, Connelley, Donnellan, Donnelly, Joyce, Kelly, Lynch, Madden, Martyn, O'Flaherty, O'Halloran, O'Shaughnessey, Tierney, Ward, Welby.

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

Major towns include:

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Counties of Ireland
Republic of Ireland: Carlow | Cavan | Clare | Cork | Donegal | Dublin | Galway | Kerry | Kildare | Kilkenny | Laois | Leitrim | Limerick | Longford | Louth | Mayo | Meath | Monaghan | Offaly | Roscommon | Sligo | Tipperary (North, South) | Waterford | Westmeath | Wexford | Wicklow
Northern Ireland: Antrim | Armagh | Derry/Londonderry | Down | Fermanagh | Tyrone
Provinces of Ireland: Connacht | Leinster | Munster | Ulster