Connacht

Connacht /ˈkɒnɔːt/ (Irish: Connachta / Cúige Chonnacht ), formerly anglicised as Connaught, is one of the Provinces of Ireland situated in the west of Ireland. In Ancient Ireland, it was one of the fifths ruled by a "king of over-kings" (in Irish: rí ruirech). Following the Norman invasion of Ireland, the ancient kingdoms were shired into a number of counties for administrative and judicial purposes. In later centuries, local government legislation has seen further sub-division of the historic counties. In modern times, clusters of counties have been attributed to certain provinces but these clusters have no legal status. The province itself, while enjoying common usage and forming a strong part of local identity, has no official function for local government purposes. Along with counties from other provinces, it lies in the North-West constituency for elections to the European Parliament.

Read more about Connacht:  Geography and Political Divisions, Etymology, Politics, Sport in Connacht, Irish Language

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Loingsech Mac Óengusso - Death and Descendants
... As a result there outlet for expansion was to the south versus Connacht ... This along with a desire to make his high kingship a reality prompted an attack on Connacht in 703 ... was killed in 703, in the Battle of Corann (in Southern Co.Sligo) against the men of Connacht led by their old king Cellach mac Rogallaig (died 705) ...
Séamus Shinnors - Playing Career - Provincial
... Shinnors also lined out with Connacht in the inter-provincial hurling competition ... He won his sole Railway Cup medal in 1980 as Connacht defeat Munster ... It was Connacht’s second Railway Cup title and their first in thirty-three years ...
Martin Mc Namara
... That barren spell seemed to turn around with a first Connacht title in 8 years in 1995 and a narrow semi-final defeat to Tyrone but Mayo seemed to halt any revival that ... They defeated Mayo in the first round of the Connacht SFC and extended Leitrim a similar courtesy in the semi-final ... success in 1999 but Mayo gained revenge for the defeat in 98 by defeating Galway in the Connacht final at Tuam ...
Connacht - Irish Language
... There are between 40,000-55,000 Irish speakers in the province, 30,978 in the Galway Gaeltacht and 6,667 Mayo Gaeltacht ... There is also the 4,265 attending the 18 Gaelscoils (Irish language primary schools) and 3 Gaelcholáiste (Irish language secondary schools) outside the Gaeltacht across the province ...