Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A historical region of west-central Ireland. An ancient native kingdom, it was dominated by the O'Connor family in the 11th and 12th centuries.

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  • proper n. The western province in Ireland, comprising of counties of Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, and Sligo.

Etymologies

From Irish or Old Irish Connacht, genitive form of Connachta ("Connacht"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He complains to the Queen about one of the more aggressive governors and helps get him sacked; he helps institute a revised version of "surrender and regrant" in Connacht in 1585; and he warns London against too much innovation in policy.

    September Books 19) Tudor Ireland

  • But they have been helped by the win at Connacht, which is a tough place to go.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • "We had something like 7,500 against Connacht, which is pretty good for them without being disrespectful, while the other crowds have been bobbing about 8 or 9,000."

    WalesOnline - Home

  • [1] THE RISING-OUT OF THE MEN OF CONNACHT AT CRUACHAN AI [1] [W. 161.] [2] A mighty host was now assembled by the men of Connacht, that is, by Ailill and Medb, and they sent word to the three other provinces, and [2] messengers were despatched from Medb to the Manè that they should gather in Cruachan, the seven Manè with their seven divisions; to wit: Manè

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • Connacht which is one of the provinces of Ireland, and considering the unswerving attachment through long centuries of alien oppression which the Irish people have shown to the cause of national independence, it's my opinion that there should be something in the inscription, be the same more or less, about Home Rule.

    General John Regan

  • Connacht face Munster at Thomond Park on Monday, a match that will mark the end of the prop John Hayes's 20-year career.

    Sale and Newcastle look to haul themselves away from danger zone

  • "We need to get our confidence back and back-to-back victories over Connacht will help in that."

    Sale and Newcastle look to haul themselves away from danger zone

  • He will also select a squad to play Connacht on Thursday.

    Ireland's Declan Kidney has World Cup picks to make for France return

  • The facts are stark: Irish teams have won four of the past six Heineken Cups helping to qualify Connacht for next year's tournament for the first time and England were royally thumped in Dublin two months ago.

    Leinster 33-22 Northampton | Heineken Cup final match report

  • The other half is a tale of Conan's grandfather Connacht drawn by Richard Corben.

    Thumbs up for The Futurist (review roundup)

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