West Ireland is a region of Ireland. Both English and Irish are widely spoken in the West. As with the rest of Ireland, most Irish speakers are found in smaller and more isolated villages, while the cities are dominantly English speaking.
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Galway, or Gaillimh in Irish, with a population of over 70,000, is Ireland's fifth largest city and a major hub for visits to West Ireland.
The Aran Islands in County Galway, Ireland, are an archipelago of three small islands, the largest of which - Inis Mór - is only 12km by 3km in size.
County Roscommon is in West Ireland. It was the homeland of The Connachta dynasty, and included such kingdoms as Uí Maine, Delbhna Nuadat, Síol Muirdeach, and Moylurg.
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In West Ireland
County Galway is on the West coast of Ireland, in the province of Connacht. It is noted for its fantastic scenery in the Connemara region and along the shores of Galway Bay and out in the Aran Islands.
County Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland and the third largest county in Ireland, is often overlooked by tourists.
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