Connacht

Can you name the 5 counties of Connacht? Match the correct name and number.

Time to Rhyme

 Here's a handy rhyme to learn off the counties of Ireland, province by province.

The Counties of Ireland

We are Munster's counties fair.
Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare,
Waterford, Tipperary here we are,
Welcoming you from near and far.

Leinster is beyond compare,
Dublin, Wicklow, Carlow, Kildare,
Wexford, Offaly, Laois, Kilkenny, Longford and Louth are as good as any.
Meath, Westmeath and that is all, over now to province small.

Connaught is the smallest oh,
Galway, Leitrim and Mayo,
Roscommon, Sligo that's the lot,
Just one more verse for you I've got.

We are Ulster's counties nine,
Let's forget the dividing line,
Donegal, Derry, Antrim, Down, all our counties of renown.
Armagh, Monaghan and Tyrone, Cavan, Fermanagh now all are known.

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Province Puzzlers

In today's lesson, Múinteoir John gave you a few facts about the counties in Connacht.  See how you get on with our Province Puzzlers below.

  1. Connacht has the greatest number of Irish language speakers, in Ireland.  True or false?
     
  2. Which legendary Irish pirate queen hailed from County Mayo and ruled the land and sea on the west coast of Ireland, in the 16th Century? 
     
  3. Ed Sheeran sang a song about a girl from this county in 2017.
     
  4. The beautiful Lough Key Forest Park is in which Connaught county?
     
  5. What river flows through Sligo town?
     
  6. Which mountain in County Mayo is named after Ireland's patron saint?

LET US KNOW:  Do you live in Connacht?  Tell us what's great about your county.

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ANSWERS

Connacht Counties Map: 1) Mayo 2) Sligo 3) Leitrim 4) Roscommon 5) Galway

Province Puzzlers:  1) True 2) Granuaile / Grace O'Malley 3) Galway 4) Roscommon 5) Garavogue River 6) Croagh Patrick