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[gawl-wey] /ˈgɔl weɪ/
a county in S Connaught, in W Republic of Ireland. 2293 sq. mi. (5940 sq. km).
its county seat: a seaport in the W part. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Your master goes back to Galway to be hung—he is out of my hands, but you are in them.

    Nuala O'Malley H. Bedford-Jones
  • Its not me that can tell you that, said he, and my wife and children in Galway.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • Another bloody assize was held in Galway, where young and old alike were victims.

  • 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.)
  • And as to Galway, we may gather the state of affairs from the report of a case tried at the Winter Assizes of 1912.

    Is Ulster Right? Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for Galway


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)
a port in W Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Galway, on Galway Bay: important fisheries (esp for salmon). Pop: 66 163 (2002)
a breed of sheep with long wool, originally from W Ireland Former name Roscommon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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