Offaly "King's county, a county of
Ireland, bounded N by E. and W. Meath, E by Kilkenny and
Queen's county, S by Tipperary, and W by Galway; 43 .
long and 39 broad, containing 707 square miles. More than
1/3 of the county is occupied by bogs and mountains; the
soil of the arable lands is very fertile, and consists
either of a deep moor, or a shallow gravely loam. Principal
rivers, the Shannon, Little Brosna, and Greater Brosna.
Pop. 132,319. Chief town, Phillip's town."
Roscommon "Roscommon, a county of Ireland,
province of Connaught, bounded E by Longford and Westmeath,
S by Galway, W by Mayo, N by Sligo, and NE by Leitrim,
50 English m. long, and 37 broad. It is a flat open country,
in some places sprinkled with rocks, in many interrupted
by extensive bogs, and but little diversified by hills.
The Shannon divides it from Longford and Westmeath, and
the Suck from Galway. It has excellent pastures. Pop.
Sligo "Sligo, a county of Ireland,
province of Connaught, bounded E by Leitrim, S by Roscommon,
SW and W by Mayo, and N by the bay of Donegal, 39 1/2
English m. long, and 37 broad. Area, 620 square m. The
soil is in general fertile, but rather boggy towards the
coast, and in many parts mountainous. Chief rivers, the
Sligo, Bonnet, Owenmore, Unshion, Cooloney, Esky, and
Moy. Lead, iron, silver, and copper ores have been discovered,
and some of the mountains exhibit strong indications of
coal. Pop. 127,819."
Tipperary "Tipperary, a county of ireland,
province of Munster, bounded N by King's and Queen's counties,
E by Queen's county and Kilkenny, S by Waterford and Cork,
and W by Limerick, Clare, and Galway; length from N to
S is 73 1/2 m, breadth 39 1/2. Area, 882,398 acres, or
1420 square m. The lands of Tipperary have always been
ranked amongst the most productive in Ireland. It has,
however, been always a great grazing county. It has also
extensive tracks of bog and mountain. S of a range of
bog, and between the small town of Kinnenaule and the
county of Kilkenny, is the coal district. The high hills
adjoining Limerick are called the Keepe mountains, from
the highest of them. In this district are lead and copper
mines; and some parts of it afford fine mill-stones. The
rivers are the Suir, and its tributaries. Chief towns,
Clonmell, Cashell, Toscrea, Nenegh, Tipperary, and Carrick.
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