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Galway

[gawl-wey] /ˈgɔl weɪ/
noun
1.
a county in S Connaught, in W Republic of Ireland. 2293 sq. mi. (5940 sq. km).
2.
its county seat: a seaport in the W part.
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  • Did you ask him would he stop Bartley going this day with the horses to the Galway fair?

    Riders to the Sea J. M. Synge
  • "I haven't got a common ground with you people," he said to Marsh and Galway.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • But the scheme has merit, and Galway and I are plotting to capture the movement from Griffiths.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • "The minute they'd got us out of the way, they'd break their word," said Galway.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • But wherever you go, you see nothing like the dirt of counties Galway and Mayo.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
British Dictionary definitions for Galway

Galway

/ˈɡɔːlweɪ/
noun
1.
a county of W Republic of Ireland, in S Connacht, on Galway Bay and the Atlantic: it has a deeply indented coastline and many offshore islands, including the Aran Islands. County town: Galway. Pop: 209 077 (2002). Area: 5939 sq km (2293 sq miles)
2.
a port in W Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Galway, on Galway Bay: important fisheries (esp for salmon). Pop: 66 163 (2002)
3.
a breed of sheep with long wool, originally from W Ireland Former name Roscommon
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