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  Connacht in Western Ireland
Connacht wasn't confiscated following the wars of the 17th century because of its poor land and remoteness.
Connacht became a refuge for dispossessed Irish, densely populated, and desperately poor.
Connacht suffered disproportionately in the famine and mass emigration that followed.
www.svpal.org /~colleeng/connacht/connacht.shtml   (609 words)

The province of Connacht lies in the West of Ireland with its coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.
Connacht is the least inhabited province in Ireland with a population of just over 400,000.
Connacht has some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside to be found in Ireland, including the spectacular mountainous landscape and beaches of Connemara.
www.roadtoireland.eu /Ireland_Connacht.html   (307 words)

 Connacht - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irish language is spoken in the Gaeltacht areas of west Mayo and west Galway, the largest being Connemara.
The largest (and only) city in Connacht is Galway with a population of 71,983 (2006) in the city proper.
Medb (Medhbh, Maeve), Queen of Connacht in the Ulster Cycle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Connacht   (460 words)

 Search Results for "Connacht"
He became king of Connacht in 1156 and seized the high kingship in 1166.
From 1582 to 1585 he was provost marshal of the presidency court at Connacht.
Raised to the peerage in 1658, he was appointed lord president of Connacht for life in 1661 and one of the proprietors of New Jersey in 1664....
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Connacht   (256 words)

 Irish Ancestors /Connacht
Connacht is the smallest and most westerly of the four provinces.
The Uí Brion and the Uí Fiachra, offshoots of the southern Uí Néill based at Tara in Co. Meath were dynastic kings of Connacht from the fourth century down to the arrival of the Normans in the late twelfth century, when the entire territory was granted to the de Burgos.
Because of their remoteness and the relative poverty of the land, the counties of Connacht, together with Co. Clare, were excluded from the confiscations following the wars of the seventeenth century, and became a refuge of sorts for those dispossessed elsewhere.
www.ireland.com /ancestor/browse/counties/connacht   (246 words)

 :::: Clan Cleary - Connacht In The Eighteenth Century ::::
The essential Connacht lay beyond the Shannon in the counties of Galway, Mayo and Roscomrnon, the greater part of which had been reserved for catholic landowners in the Cromwellian settlement.
The largest estate in Connacht was that of the earl of Clanricarde; the ninth earl was himself a fervent catholic, but as he had been taken prisoner at Aughrim he had had to agree to bring up his sons as protestants, and there were protestant trustees to supervise the arrangement.
The bishop was surprised at the orderly conduct of the insurgents, and noted that not a drop of blood was shed by the Connacht rebels except in the field of war.
www.clancleary.com /html/eight.htm   (5370 words)

 Ananova - Sport - Connacht
Connacht hit Neath-Swansea Ospreys for 17 points in the second half as they came from behind to win 24-21 and end the Welsh side's five-game unbeaten run.
Connacht make two changes to the side which drew 33-33 at Llanelli last week for their Celtic League clash with Neath-Swansea Ospreys.
Connacht grabbed four second-half tries as they came from behind to beat Leinster 35-24 at the Sportsground in the Celtic League.
www.ananova.com /sport/index.html?keywords=Connacht&nav_src=more_on   (254 words)

 Connacht Irish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Connacht Irish is the dialect of the Irish language spoken in the province of Connacht.
Gaeltacht regions in Connacht are found in Counties Mayo (notably on Achill Island and Erris) and Galway (notably in Connemara and on the Aran Islands).
It is also common in Connacht that the dative singular form of all 2nd declension nouns has been generally adopted as the nominative, giving these nouns the typical ending in palatalized consonants in the nominative singular.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Connacht_Irish   (527 words)

 BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | My Club | Connacht | Connacht 22-22 Edinburgh
He sin-binned five players - three from Edinburgh and two Connacht - in the closing half hour as his no-nonsense attitude ruined a game in which there was little malice.
Connacht's 7-6 lead lasted more than 20 minutes as the visitors struggled to turn their territorial dominance into points before Paterson grabbed a 10-point salvo just before the break.
Connacht looked to have missed the boat when five phases of flowing rugby failed to net them the winning try.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/rugby_union/my_club/connacht/5372372.stm   (466 words)

 BreakingNews.ie: Connacht stop the rot
The Dragons, who have now lost on their last nine visits to Ireland since October 2004, drew breath and, in rekindling the form that saw them win in Glasgow and at the Reivers recently, they were held up over the hosts’ line three times in the opening half.
Connacht’s stout defence paid off when McHugh swung over a 36th-minute penalty and three minutes later, a dazzling run from local favourite Daniel Riordan, which saw him cut by three defenders, put Ofisa in for his first try for the province.
McHugh’s conversion gave Connacht a 16-0 lead at the interval, but with a wind advantage to come, Paul Turner’s men were still in the hunt.
www.breakingnews.ie /2006/10/13/story280893.html   (501 words)

 Connacht Training Rugby Ball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Begun in 1885, the Connacht Branch of the IRFU is currently made up of 19 clubs, and was the first ever Irish provincial team to win in France and England in 1997.
Moreover, Connacht were quarterfinalists in the European Challenge Cup in 1997/98.
In 2001/02, Connacht made it to the semifinals of the Celtic League, but only reached the quarters in 2002/2003.
www.worldrugbyshop.com /departments-shop-by-team-connacht-connacht-training-rugby-ball.html   (172 words)

 Connacht Supporters meeting in Donnybrook || Connacht Rugby Supporters - Unofficial Connacht news and views
All Connacht Rugby fan are asked to meet up in the build up to the Leinster v Connacht "Magners League" match in Ciss Madden(Kiely's side bar) Donnybrook at 15.45 on Saturday 24th of March.
All Connacht Rugby fan are asked to meet up before the Leinster v Connacht match in Ciss Madden(Kiely's side bar) Donnybrook at 15.45 on Saturday 24th of March.
To maximize our support for the Connacht team all Connacht fans as asked to assemble at the halfway line on the main terrace (on the opposite side to the main stand) in the ground and roar the team on.
www.sportnetwork.net /main/s505/st112882.htm   (419 words)

 Too many mistakes cost Connacht in disappointing championship opener
Although Connacht were less experienced than their counterparts, they competed well for more than 50 minutes.
Connacht had started well and went in front inside a minute when the Munster backs were caught offside after Connacht had played their way into their opponents’ 22 through several phases of possession.
Elwood had time to position his touch five yards from the line, and with the Connacht backs forming a maul behind their forwards, Connacht edged closer to the line until Munster could be seen pulling the maul down.
www.galwayadvertiser.ie /sport/2108/page10.htm   (798 words)

 Scotsman.com Sport - Spirited Borders fail to close gap after losing late try to Connacht   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
BORDERS were looking to avenge an opening day of the season defeat to Connacht in Galway last night and close the gap on the second-bottom team in the league, but fell just short after a spirited effort saw them lose to a converted try two minutes from time.
Connacht were quicker out of the blocks, striking with two early penalties through captain Mark McHugh and pinning the Borders back in their own half.
The Connacht forwards came back strongly during the second quarter, and Borders did well not to concede any points or men to the sin bin after they thwarted three successive close-range rolling mauls close to their line.
sport.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=337802007   (706 words)

 The O'Conors of Connacht and the O'Briens of Thomond
His reign and that of his sons formed the climax of Connacht's pre-eminence He erected a mint at Clonmacnois for the coinage of silver money, and the arts of peace as well as of war flourished under his rule.
William was the founder of the family of the de Burghs or Burkes, future Earls of Ulster, and of the Burkes of Munster and Connacht, the latter province being regranted to his son Richard in 1222-23.
He possesses a charter of the land of Connacht from King John to himself and to his heirs and to his son and heir, Aedh; and for the latter he now solicits a similar charter from Henry.
www.libraryireland.com /HullHistory/OConors1.php   (2218 words)

 Irish Rugby : Duffy And O'Connor To Rejoin Connacht
Duffy left Connacht in 2003, going on to win the first of his four caps for Ireland the following summer on the tour to South Africa.
Connacht CEO Gerry Kelly said that the return of Duffy, along with that of O’Connor, was a huge boost to the province.
He is a quality player and I hope his return to Connacht will help him become part of the Irish World Cup squad for later in the year,” said Kelly.
www.irishrugby.ie /22_7545.php   (544 words)

 Connacht GAA - Connacht Gaelic Football - Home Page
They were present at all times to ensure that the visit of the Connacht team and officials and the travelling media was made a memorable one for all concerned.
"knockairport.com and Connacht hurling is part of what we are," he said when speaking at the victory celebration and the presentation of the medals to the winners and the league runners-up.
Connacht G.A.A. president, Tommy Moran, thanked knockairport.com for sponsoring the league and to all the teams who had participated.
www.connachtgaa.ie /news_H8.htm   (817 words)

 Ireland's History in Maps - Connacht, Connaught - Dynasties and Territories
For 885, Aedh, son of Conchobhar, King of Connacht, was slain by the foreigners of Ath Cliath (Dublin).
CS946, Domnall son of Mael Muadh, king of the Luigne of Connacht, was killed by the son of Uathmurán son of Dobailén and the Corco Fir Trí.
The Annals cite for the Ciarraighe of Connacht:
www.rootsweb.com /~irlkik/ihm/connacht.htm   (13380 words)

 Ireland's History in Maps - Ancient Connacht Kings
In ancient lore the kingdom of Connacht (or Connaught) was ruled from a ritual center at Cruachain Ai, near Rathcroghan between Belanagare and Elphin, in the County Roscommon.
Fearadhach Finnfeachtnach, son of Crimhthann Niadhnair, an early 1st century king of Ireland, was said to be the progenitor of the race of Conn Ceadchadhach (of the Hundred Battles).
Conn, a legendary king of Ireland in the 2nd century, was progenitor of the later ruling Connachta tribes (of Milesian descent) and the namesake for the kingdom of Connacht.
www.rootsweb.com /~irlkik/ihm/conkings.htm   (2451 words)

 BBC - Search results for connacht   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Man-of-the-match Ben Blair: "Connacht dominated the first half physically and were the better side.
Connacht bounced back with Riordan latching on to a perfectly-weighted pass from Yapp.
Connacht: Riordan, Mostyn, Yapp, Williams, Hearty, Warwick, Keane, Hogan, Flavin, Sturgess, Gannon, Farley, J. Muldoon, Ofisa, Rigney.
search.bbc.co.uk /cgi-bin/search/results.pl?q=connacht&...&recipe=all   (299 words)

 The Mayo News - Coming home to Connacht
At least that is the case for the ever-faithful Connacht supporters and the travelling, multi-coloured followers of Harlequins when the two sides meet in the first round of the European Challenge Cup on Friday night.
A drop goal from Connacht’s current assistant coach Eric Elwood (who I was delighted to see was installed as the new Irish Under 20s coach along with Connacht’s current forward and Monivea coach Dan McFarland) and a second penalty from McHugh cut our advantage to three points.
Connacht have played their last six games at home since their opening weekend victory at Borders and have had a mixed bag of results.
www.mayonews.ie /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=494&Itemid=39   (1064 words)

 Magners League Official Website : Llanelli Scarlets too much to handle
Connacht entered this match unbeaten and was hoping to keep it that way; unfortunately for them Darren Daniel, Simon Easterby and Regan King had other plans!
Unfortunately for Connacht it wasn’t their night as The Scarlets open and extensive play proved too much for them, and by the break they were trailing 20-8.
As the second half began it appeared that Connacht had increased their game as McHugh stole a loose pass and tore away for a breakaway score.
www.magnersleague.com /34_1527.php   (178 words)

 Preview - Connacht v Ulster
Connacht coach Michael Bradley says that the arrival on Friday of Celtic League champions Ulster is a great opportunity for his side to get back to winning ways.
Form: Connacht are winless in their last three Magners League encounters against the Scarlets, Edinburgh and Leinster.
Connacht ended a four match losing run against Ulster with their 22-12 win at the Sportsground on New Year’s Eve last season.
www.tiscali.co.uk /sport/365/rugby/news/2006/05/10/preview-connacht-v-ulster.html   (560 words)

 CELT: Annála Connacht   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
And God granted him this kingdom, for no crime was committed in Connacht at the moment of his accession save one robbery on the road to Cruach, and the hands and feet of the robber were cut off, and the violation of one woman by O Mannachan's son, who was blinded forthwith for the offence.
Famine in Connacht this year, and its churches and lay properties were plundered and its clerics and men of skill driven to far foreign regions, having been exposed to cold and hunger through the war of Ruaidri's sons at this time.
Toirrdelbach assembled the kings' sons of Connacht and they reached Fid O nDiarmata and Muinter Fathaig, where they killed some people, and passed on to Galway, where they burned the town and the castle and where very many people were killed, Donnchad O Gillaptraic of Ossory killing Mac Elgeit, the Seneschal of Connacht.
www.ucc.ie:8080 /cocoon/celt/T100011   (16318 words)

I feel that there is a crisis in Connacht and in Irish Table Tennis and it is my belief that the present incumbents at National level will do nothing other than protect and promote their own vested interests.
The Connacht U17 Boys team of Aodan O Cuimin and Stephen Killoran and David King St. Mary's College Galway, Michael McDonnell, Ballina, Co. Mayo.This was a great learning experience for the Connacht players as this was the first time that some of them represented their province.
Connacht Table Tennis wish all their players, members, sponsors, supporters and the Connacht media a very Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Sporting 2004.
homepage.eircom.net /~ojk/tt/conn/result.htm   (9282 words)

 The Boys are back in Town - Duffy and O'Connor || Connacht Rugby Supporters - Unofficial Connacht news and views
Duffy is returning to Connacht colours with immediate effect and may in fact return to the XV for the Leinster game, with O'Connor returning for the new season.
Both players left Connacht for London in the summer of 2003 with O’Connor moving to Wasps and Duffy joining NEC Harlequins.
Duffy left Connacht in 2003 for NEC Harelquins, going on to win the first of his four caps for Ireland the following summer on the tour to South Africa.
www.rugbynetwork.net /main/s505/st112628.htm   (554 words)

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