Place:County Galway, Republic of Ireland

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NameCounty Galway
Alt namesGaillimhsource: logainm.ie (Irish)
Contae na Gaillimhesource: logainm.ie (Irish)
Galwaysource: logainm.ie and Getty Vocabulary Program (English)
Co. Galway
Gailllimhsource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) V, 99
Galway Boroughsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-61
TypeCounty
Coordinates53.333°N 9°W
Located inRepublic of Ireland     (1922 - )
Also located inIreland     ( - 1922)
Contained Places
Civil parish
Kilbegnet
General region
Connemara
Inhabited place
Ahascragh
Ardrahan
Athenry
Aughrim
Ballymoe
Ballynahinch
Bealadangan
Camus
Carrowkeel
Claregalway
Cleggan
Clonbur
Clonfert
Cloran
Costelloe
Derrybrien
Dunmore
Furbo
Galway
Glenamaddy
Inveran
Kilchreest
Kilcolgan
Kilconnell
Kilkerrin
Kilkieran
Killary
Killeany
Kilmacduagh
Kinvara
Laurencetown
Leitrim
Loughrea
Maam Cross
Maum
Monivea
Mount Bellew Bridge
Moycullen
Muckanaghederdauhaulia
Oranmore
Recess
Rosmuck
Rossaveal
Screeb
Spiddal
Tuam
Turloughmore
Tynagh
Townland
Abbeygormacan
Keeloges East
Unknown
Abbeyknockmoy
Addergoole
Annaghdown
Ballindoon
Ballymacward
Ballynacourty
Ballynakill (Ballymoe Barony)
Ballynakill (Ballynahinch Barony)
Ballynakill (Killian Barony)
Ballynakill (Leitrim Barony)
Beagh
Belclare
Boyounagh
Brackloon
Bullaun
Cargin
Clonbern
Clonkeen
Clonrush
Clontuskert
Cloughnacave
Cummer
Donaghpatrick
Donanaghta
Drumacoo
Duniry
Eyrecourt
Fahy
Fohanagh
Grange
Inishbofin
Inisheer
Inishmaan
Inishmore
Isertkelly
Kilbeacanty
Kilbennan
Kilcloony
Kilconickny
Kilconierin
Kilconla
Kilcooly
Kilcoona
Kilcroan
Kilcummin
Kileely
Kilgerrill
Kilkilvery
Killaan
Killallaghtan
Killannin
Killeely
Killeenadeema
Killeenavarra
Killeeneen
Killererin
Killeroran
Killian
Killimorbologue
Killimordaly
Killinan
Killinny
Killogilleen
Killora
Killoran
Killoscobe
Killosolan
Killower
Killursa
Kilmalinoge
Kilmeen
Kilmoylan
Kilquain
Kilreekill
Kiltartan
Kilteskill
Kilthomas
Kiltormer
Kiltullagh
Kinvarradoorus
Lackagh
Lickerrig
Lickmolassy
Liskeevy
Meelick
Menlough
Moylough
Moyrus
Oghill Beg
Omey
Rahoon
Roscrea
Roscumroe
Ross
Spiddle
St. Nicholas
Stradbally
Templetogher
Tiranascragh
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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County Galway is a county in the West of Ireland in the province of Connacht. It is named after the city of Galway. Galway County Council is the local authority for the county. There are several Irish-speaking areas in the west of the county. The population of the county is 250,541 according to the 2011 census.

History

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The first inhabitants in the Galway area arrived over 7000 years ago. Shell middens indicate the existence of people as early as 5000 BC.

The county originally comprised several kingdoms and territories which predate the formation of the county. These kingdoms included Aidhne, Uí Maine, Maigh Seóla, Conmhaícne Mara, Soghain and Máenmaige. County Galway became an official entity around 1569 AD. In modern times, a number of inhabited islands are also administered by the county; these include Oileáin Árann (Aran Islands) and Inis Bó Fine (Inishbofin).

With the arrival of Christianity many monasteries were built in the county. Monasteries kept written records of events in the area and of its people. These were followed by a number of law-tracts, genealogies, annals and miscellaneous accounts. Extant manuscripts containing references to Galway include:

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article County Galway. especially the sections "Irish language", "Local government and politics" and "Towns and villages"

Research Tips

The book Glinsk 100: Celebrating a century of community life in Glinsk, 1912-2012, has quite a bit of information on local families, beginning with the 1901 census and continuing through to 2012.


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