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Conamara Theas
CONAMARA THEAS is an Irish -speaking district in the West of County Galway. There are around 7,000 people living in the area (excluding the Aran islands). Between 80% and 90% of residents are native Irish speakers. It is also known as South Connemara
Connemara
and is the part of the Gaeltacht that is west of Cois Fharraige . It is a predominantly Irish-speaking area. It covers the area from Ros a Mhil , Casla
Casla
, Ceathru Rua , Ceantar na nOilean , Camus , Rosmuc and The Iorras Aithneach peninsula. The Conamara Theas variety of Connacht Irish
Connacht Irish
is different from that of Cois Fharraige. The ferryport for the Aran Islands
Aran Islands
is in Ros a Mhil. Casla
Casla
is the location of the national Irish language
Irish language
station RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta
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County Kerry
COUNTY KERRY (Irish : Contae Chiarraí) is a county in Ireland . It is located in the South-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster
Munster
. It is named after the Ciarraige who lived in part of the present county. Kerry County Council is the local authority for the county and Tralee serves as the county town. The population of the county was 147,554 in 2016, according to the 2016 census
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County Mayo
COUNTY MAYO (Irish : Contae Mhaigh Eo, meaning "Plain of the yew trees ") is a county in Ireland . In the West of Ireland , it is part of the province of Connacht
Connacht
and is named after the village of Mayo , now generally known as Mayo Abbey. Mayo County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county was 130,638 at the 2011 census. The boundaries of the county, which was formed in 1585, reflect the Mac William Íochtar
Mac William Íochtar
lordship at that time. CONTENTS* 1 Geography * 1.1 Local government and political subdivisions * 1.2 Largest towns (2016 Census) * 1.3 Towns and villages * 1.4 Flora
Flora
and fauna * 2 History * 2.1 Prehistory * 2.2 Megalithic tombs * 2.3 Bronze Age
Bronze Age
(ca. 2,500 BC to 500 BC) * 2.4 Iron Age
Iron Age
(ca. 500 BC to AD 325) * 2.5 Early Christian period (ca
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Irish Language
The IRISH LANGUAGE (Gaeilge), also referred to as the GAELIC or the IRISH GAELIC LANGUAGE, is a Goidelic language (Gaelic) of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland
Ireland
and historically spoken by the Irish people
Irish people
. Irish is spoken as a first language by a small minority of Irish people, and as a second language by a larger group of non-native speakers. Irish has been the predominant language of the Irish people
Irish people
for most of their recorded history, and they have brought it with them to other regions, notably Scotland
Scotland
and the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
, where Middle Irish gave rise to Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic
and Manx respectively. It has the oldest vernacular literature in Western Europe
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County Cork
COUNTY CORK (Irish : Contae Chorcaí) is the largest and southernmost county of Ireland
Ireland
. It is situated in the province of Munster and named after the city of Cork (Irish : Corcaigh), Ireland's second largest city. Cork County Council is the local authority for the county. Its largest market towns are Mallow , Macroom , Midleton and Skibbereen . Cork City is governed by the City Council. In 2016, the county's population was 542,196, making it the third most populous county in Ireland. Notable Corkonians include Michael Collins , Jack Lynch and Sonia O\'Sullivan . Cork borders four other counties; Kerry to the west, Limerick to the north, Tipperary to the north-east and Waterford to the east. The county contains the Golden Vale pastureland and stretches from Kanturk in the north to Allihies in the south
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County Waterford
COUNTY WATERFORD (Irish : Contae Phort Láirge; the English name comes from Old Norse
Old Norse
Vedrafjörður) is a county in the South-East Region of Ireland , in the province of Munster
Munster
. It is named after the city of Waterford , which is derived from the Old Norse
Old Norse
name Veðrafjǫrðr or Vedrarfjord. There is an Irish-speaking area , Gaeltacht
Gaeltacht
na n Déise
Déise
, in the south-west of the county. Waterford City and County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county at large, including the city, is 113,795 according to the 2011 census
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County Antrim
COUNTY ANTRIM (named after the town of Antrim , from Irish : Aontroim, meaning "lone ridge", ) ) is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
. Adjoined to the north-east shore of Lough Neagh
Lough Neagh
, the county covers an area of 3,046 square kilometres (1,176 sq mi) and has a population of about 618,000. County Antrim
County Antrim
has a population density of 203 people per square kilometre or 526 people per square mile. It is also one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland , as well as part of the historic province of Ulster
Ulster

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County Meath
COUNTY MEATH (/ˈmiːð/ MEEDH ; Irish : Contae na Mí or simply an Mhí) is a county in Ireland . It is in the province of Leinster
Leinster
and is part of the Mid-East Region . It is named after the historic Kingdom of Meath (from Midhe meaning "middle"). Meath County Council is the local authority for the county. According to the 2016 census, the population of the county is 194,942. CONTENTS* 1 Geography and political subdivisions * 1.1 Baronies * 1.2 Local government and politics * 2 History * 3 Places of interest * 4 Contemporary references * 5 Demographics * 5.1 Urban areas and populations * 6 Irish language
Irish language
* 7 Economy * 8 Transport * 8.1 Road * 8.2 Rail * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links GEOGRAPHY AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONSThe county is drained by the River Boyne
River Boyne

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National University Of Ireland, Galway
The NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY (NUI Galway, Irish OÉ Gaillimh) is located in Ireland
Ireland
's westerly city of Galway
Galway
. A tertiary-level teaching and research institution, it is ranked among the top 1 per cent of universities in the world. The University is ranked #243 in the 2017 QS World University Rankings
QS World University Rankings
and has been also been awarded the full five QS stars for excellence. The University was founded in 1845 as GERRY ADAMS COLLEGE, GALWAY, and was more recently known as UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, GALWAY (UCG) (Irish: Coláiste na hOllscoile, Gaillimh or COG)
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County Donegal
COUNTY DONEGAL (pronounced /ˈdʌnᵻɡɔːl/ or /ˌdʌnᵻˈɡɔːl/ ; Irish : Contae Dhún na nGall) is a county of the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
, in the province of Ulster
Ulster
. It is named after the town of Donegal
Donegal
(Irish : Dún na nGall, meaning "fort of the foreigners" ) in the south of the county. Donegal County Council is the local council and Lifford the county town . The population was 158,755 at the 2016 census. It has also been known as (County) TYRCONNELL (Tír Chonaill), after the historic territory of the same name
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Camus, County Galway
CAMUS or CAMAS is a small village in the Connemara Gaeltacht of County Galway , Ireland . It is between Casla and An Teach Dóite , and is divided into Camas Uachtair and Camas Íochtair, as well as several other townlands, such as Scríob, Gleann Trasna, Leitir Móir, and Doire Bhainbh. It is notable for being the village with the highest percentage of Irish language speakers in the Gaeltacht . CONTENTS * 1 Name * 2 Notable buildings * 3 Notable citizens * 4 References * 5 See also NAMEThe name Camus/Camas (both versions are used, though the version Camus, which has been in use for generations in both Irish and English has been retained by the great majority of the population). The name refers to the shape of the nearby bay in which the tides come and go through the narrow strait at Dun Manus and enter Camus bay at an angle. The explanation of the name sometimes given - 'cam uisce' or crooked water - is etymologically unsustainable
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Casla
CASLA (Costello or Costelloe) is a Gaeltacht
Gaeltacht
village between Indreabhán (Inverin) and An Cheathrú Rua (Carraroe) in western County Galway
County Galway
, Ireland
Ireland
. It lies on the R336 road beside Clynagh Bay. Casla
Casla
is the headquarters of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
. Casla
Casla
means "(twisting) creek" or "inlet from the sea" in Irish . It is served by Bus Éireann
Bus Éireann
route 424 from Galway
Galway
City. In the novel The Wind Changes by Olivia Manning , set among the Irish independence fighters in 1921, Riordan, the last of the Easter Week 1916 leaders, is to land at the pier in Casla
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Ring, County Waterford
RING (Irish : AN RINN, its official name) or RINGAGONAGH (RINN Ó GCUANACH) is a parish within the Irish-speaking Gaeltacht na nDéise area in County Waterford , Ireland. It lies on a peninsula about seven miles south of Dungarvan . The main settlement is the village of Ring or Ringville, which is within the townland of Ballynagaul . It is a growing area that has three schools - two primary (including Scoil na Leanaí in Coláiste na Rinne (boarding Irish medium school) and one secondary school, Meánscoil San Nioclás — a post office, restaurants, pubs and other businesses. There are also two fishing piers/harbours (Ballynagaul and Helvick), two beaches (The Cunnigar and Ballynagaul) and a cove at Helvick
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Gaeltacht Na NDéise
GAELTACHT NA NDéISE is a Gaeltacht
Gaeltacht
area in County Waterford consisting of the parish of Ring, County Waterford
County Waterford
and Old Parish . Gaeltacht
Gaeltacht
na nDéise is located 10 km from the town of Dungarvan
Dungarvan
. Gaeltacht
Gaeltacht
na nDéise has a population of 1,784 people (Census 2011) and encompasses a geographical area of 62 km2. This represents 1% of total Gaeltacht
Gaeltacht
area. CONTENTS * 1 Irish language
Irish language
* 2 Education * 3 Economy * 4 Tourism * 4.1 Tourism development * 5 Community development * 6 Language planning * 7 Literature * 8 Placenames * 9 Townlands * 10 References IRISH LANGUAGEThe use of the Irish language
Irish language
in the Gaeltacht
Gaeltacht
is tracked at each census
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An TSean Phobal
AN SEAN PHOBAL (anglicised as OLD PARISH) is a village in west County Waterford , Ireland . It is part of the parish that forms the Irish-speaking area of Gaeltacht na nDéise An Sean Phobal, as it is known locally, is a large parish covering about 35 square kilometres with approximately 8 km of coastline along Muggort's Bay. It is the second largest parish in Waterford stretching West to East bordering the village of Ardmore and Grange to the other Gaeltacht na nDéise parish of An Rinn and North to South from slightly beyond the Cork-Waterford 25 to the coast. The closest centres of population to An Sean Phobal are Dungarvan and the County Cork town of Youghal . There is a Primary school, a Pre-school/Child-Care centre, Pub, Roman Catholic Church, Parish Hall, Lighthouse, a GAA pitch and an all-weather pitch, a Gaeltacht Development office along with other businesses and cottage industries
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Muskerry
MUSKERRY is a central region of County Cork , Ireland which incorporates the baronies of Muskerry West and Muskerry East . It is located along the valley of the River Lee and is bounded by the Boggeragh Mountains to the north and the Shehy Mountains to the south. The region is named after the Múscraige , who were an important Érainn people of Munster . It is also the name of an official Gaeltacht region in which Munster Irish is spoken. Gaeltacht villages include Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh , Baile Bhuirne , Cúil Aodha and Cill na Martra . Major population centres include Ballincollig , Blarney and Macroom . SEE ALSO * Múscraige , the ancient name for the area and people * MacCarthy of Muskerry , the great dynasty * Viscount Muskerry (other) and Earl of Clancarty * Baron Muskerry * Cork and Muskerry Light Railway * Saint Gobnait * Saint Cyra * Donegan (other) REFERENCES * The Irish of West Muskerry Co
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