Connacht Province, Ireland

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Irish- Cúige Chonnacht



State - Ireland


Galway, Leitrim

Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo


Teachta Dála 12 Fine Gael TDs 3 Fianna Fáil TDs 2 Labour Party TDs

2 Independent TDs 1 Sinn Féin TD


Total - 17,788 km2 (6,867 sq mi)

Population (2011)

Total - 542,547

Patron Saint - Ciarán of Clonmacnoise

Connacht or Connaught /ˈkɒnəkt/(Irish: Connacht or Cúige Chonnacht) is one of

the Provinces of Ireland situated in the west of the Ireland. In Ancient Ireland, it was one of the fifths ruled by a "king of over-kings"

(in Irish: rí ruirech).

The province of Connacht has the greatest number of native Irish speakers at between 5–10% (40,000–55,000) of the population. There are several important Irish-speaking areas in Counties Galway and Mayo.

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