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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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(Placename) another name for Connacht
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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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References in classic literature ?
The truth of the houl matter is jist simple enough; for the very first day that I com'd from Connaught, and showd my swate little silf in the strait to the widdy, who was looking through the windy, it was a gone case althegither with the heart o' the purty Misthress Tracle.
"That's all to no use, Mounseer Frog, mavourneen," thinks I; and I talked as hard and as fast as I could all the while, and throth it was mesilf jist that divarted her leddyship complately and intirely, by rason of the illigant conversation that I kipt up wid her all about the dear bogs of Connaught. And by and by she gived me such a swate smile, from one ind of her mouth to the ither, that it made me as bould as a pig, and I jist took hould of the ind of her little finger in the most dillikitest manner in natur, looking at her all the while out o' the whites of my eyes.
The story is one of the beautiful Queen Meav of Connaught. For many years she had lived happily with her husband and her children.
Then began a mighty war between the men of Ulster and the men of Connaught. And after many fights there was a great battle in which Meav was defeated.
Dionysius O'Gall of Bitternutt Lodge, Connaught, Ireland.
"It is, to be sure; and when you get to Bitternutt Lodge, Connaught, Ireland, I shall never see you again, Jane: that's morally certain.
The Mail reported on Tuesday a proposal to move the mosaic, on the corner of Floodgate Street and High Street Deritend, in Digbeth, to a flat wall in the new PS200 million Connaught Square development.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 30 (ANI): The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Sunday carried out the trial run to make Connaught Place area more pedestrian friendly and improve the movement of vehicles.
A client of the Legal Aid Board, Osman Bangura who got blinded while being remanded at the Pademba Road Correctional Center for attempted murder has begun receiving treatment at the Connaught Hospital in a bid to have his sight restored.
A reception room at No.6 Connaught Square Judges last month ruled that former PM Tony Blair should not face prosecution for his role in the 2003 Iraq war.
The nation's financial capital continues to slip on office rentals as Connaught Place in the heart of the national capital continues to remain the most expensive markets in the country and the 9th costliest in the world, says a report.