"Galway, a county of Ireland, in Connaught, 82 m. long and 42 broad;
bounded W by the Atlantic, N by Mayo and Roscommon, E by Roscommon, King's
county, and Tipperary, and S by Clare and Galway bay; it contains 2593 square
miles, is divided into 116 parishes, The greater part is very fertile; but
towards the N and W the soil is coarse. It abounds with rivers and lakes:
of its rivers, the principal are the Shannon, the Suck, and the Blackwater"