Galway


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Gal·way

 (gôl′wā′)
A city of west-central Ireland on Galway Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Galway was incorporated in the late 1300s and is today an important industrial and tourist center.
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Galway

(ˈɡɔːlweɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a county of W Republic of Ireland, in S Connacht, on Galway Bay and the Atlantic: it has a deeply indented coastline and many offshore islands, including the Aran Islands. County town: Galway. Pop: 209 077 (2002). Area: 5939 sq km (2293 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a port in W Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Galway, on Galway Bay: important fisheries (esp for salmon). Pop: 66 163 (2002)
3. (Breeds) a breed of sheep with long wool, originally from W Ireland. Former name: Roscommon
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Gal•way

(ˈgɔl weɪ)

n.
1. a county in S Connaught, in W Republic of Ireland. 171,836; 2293 sq. mi. (5940 sq. km).
2. its county seat: a seaport in the W part. 47,104.
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Noun1.Galway - a port city in western Ireland on Galway BayGalway - a port city in western Ireland on Galway Bay
Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
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He's a Galway man inhabitin' South Boston, where they all live mostly, an' mostly them Galway men are good in a boat.
"Takes to ut like a duck to water," said Long Jack, a grizzly- chinned, long-lipped Galway man, bending to and fro exactly as Manuel had done.
Let's look at the passenger!" The speaker was even larger than the Galway man, and his face was made curious by a purple cut running slantways from his left eye to the right corner of his mouth.
That laugh, now, when she doubles over at the hips--who ever heard it out of Galway? She saves her hand, too.
'Tis easier to get colts from a Kibbereen horse-fair into Galway than to take a bad draf' over ten miles av counthry.
I tell you, sir, a foreigner, or, for the matter of that, an unaccredited native, can't get within four miles of Lydd nowadays --not to mention our little circus at Aldershot, and the experimental camp in Galway. No!"
Contrary winds first put us to the northward, and we were obliged to put in at Galway, in Ireland, where we lay wind-bound two-and-twenty days; but we had this satisfaction with the disaster, that provisions were here exceeding cheap, and in the utmost plenty; so that while we lay here we never touched the ship's stores, but rather added to them.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 587 of the Companies Act, 2014, that a Meeting of the Creditors of the above named company will be held at The Menlo Hotel, Terryland, Headford Road, Galway on Wednesday 14th of August 2019 at 10.00 a.m.
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Merwin about my essay on Galway Kinnell's novel, Black Light.