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A historical region of southeast Ireland. Its wealth and accessibility made it an early prey to Danish and Anglo-Norman invasions.
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(Placename) a province of E and SE Republic of Ireland: it consists of the counties of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, and Wicklow. Pop: 2 105 579 (2002). Area: 19 632 sq km (7580 sq miles)
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(ˈlɛn stər)

a province in the E Republic of Ireland. 1,851,134; 7576 sq. mi. (19,620 sq. km).
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Prof Gearoid O Laighin said: "We are now seeking additional clinical partners to work with NUI Galway in carrying out a comprehensive long-term clinical evaluation of in enhancing the quality of life of people with Parkinson's disease through a funded programme of research."
Behind the First-Class Hotel lies Cholera Bay, named to commemorate an 1832 epidemic when Irish victims were reportedly buried "in the sands on the shoreline at low tide" (O Laighin 76).
(39) Morning Chronicle (Quebec), 10 June 1847, cited Padraic O Laighin, "Grosse Ile: The Holocaust Revisited," in Robert O'Driscoll and Lorna Reynolds, eds., The Untold Story: The Irish in Canada (Toronto 1988), v.