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 (kŏn′ət, -əKHt) also Con·naught (-ôt′)
A historical region of west-central Ireland. An ancient native kingdom, it was dominated by the O'Connor family in the 11th and 12th centuries.
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(ˈkɒnət) or


(Placename) a province and ancient kingdom of NW Republic of Ireland: consists of the counties of Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, and Sligo. Pop: 464 296 (2002). Area: 17 122 sq km (6611 sq miles)
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(ˈkɒn ɔt)

a province in the NW Republic of Ireland. 430,726; 6610 sq. mi. (17,120 sq. km). Irish, Connacht.
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Which is the only county in the Irish province of Connaught without a coastline?
The presence of a sizeable Protestant population - 15 per cent of Sligo Borough, the highest proportion of any town in the province of Connaught, and 10 per cent of the county overall - allows the author to present a more nuanced view of what is at present one of the most controversial aspects of Irish revolutionary historiography.
"I know whole districts in the province of Connaught which has been deserted by the poor farmers who have sold their cattle and furniture and went off to America unknown to their landlords.