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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.


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


(ˈgɔl weɪ)

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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My friend and I had already thrown a hot whisky toddy down our necks, courtesy of Galway City Council, who were ensuring we were warmed up before taking our pew to watch the St Patrick's Day parade.
The unofficial capital is Galway City, which lies around 130 miles from Dublin and around two hours' drive away.
The project, set in the heart of Galway City, has cost a whopping EUR2.6 million euro to get up and running.
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