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Mayo "Mayo, a county of Ireland, province of Connaught, 62 m. long and 52 broad, bounded E by Roscommon, S by Galway, W and N by the Atlantic, and NE by Sligo, 54 m. long, and 48 broad, and containing 796,000 acres, divided into 68 parishes. The W coast is mountainous, and thinly inhabited; but the interior produces excellent pasturage, and is watered by several lakes and rivers. Pop. 297,538. Chief town, Castlebar."

Meath "Meath, a county of Ireland, province of Leinster, bounded N by Cavan, Monaghan, and Louth; E by the Irish Channel and the port of Dublin; S by Kildare; and W by W. Meath, 36 m. long, and 44 1/2 broad. It consists in general of flat pasture land; the soil a rich fertile loam. It is noted for grazing and tillage. Some marshes on the Moynalty river feed an immense number of horses in the summer season; and the Kilcrew hills in the W adjoining Cavan, are remarkable for fattening sheep. The crops commonly cultivated are wheat, oats, barley, clover, flax and potatoes. Principal rivers, the Boyne, the Black Water, the tributary streams of the Nanny, the Rye Water, the Moynalty. Pop. 174,716. Chief town, Trim."

Monaghan "Monaghan, a county of Ireland, province of Ulster, bounded N by Tyrone, E by Armagh, and SE by East Meath and Louth, 30 m. long, and 19 broad, and containing 288,500 English acres, or 450 square miles, divided into 21 parishes. Although it is much encumbered with bogs and mountains, great portions of it are highly cultivated and improved. the linen manufcture, which flourishes extensively, is the great staple. The Sleibh-Baught mountains, which extend into this county from Tyrone, though they are an uninteresting waste, have, however, beds of the richest limestone, and abundance of marl; and indications of coal have also been observed; also lead ore of the highest quality. This county contains 184 lakes, of which 30 are considerable sheets of water. Principal rivers, the Ballyhays, Annalee, Lagan, Fane, Myrvale, Fin, and Blackwater. Pop. 178,183."

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