Carlow

Carlow

[kahr-loh]
noun
a county in Leinster, in the SE Republic of Ireland. 346 sq. mi. (896 sq. km). County seat: Carlow.
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Carlow (ˈkɑːləʊ)
 
n
1.  a county of SE Republic of Ireland, in Leinster: mostly flat, with barren mountains in the southeast. County town: Carlow. Pop: 46 014 (2002). Area: 896 sq km (346 sq miles)
2.  a town in SE Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Carlow. Pop: 18 487 (2002)

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carlow

county in the province of Leinster, southeastern Ireland. One of the smallest Irish counties, Carlow is bounded by Counties Kildare (north), Wicklow and Wexford (east), and Kilkenny and Laoighis (west). The town of Carlow is the county seat. In the east are the granitic mountains of the Leinster Chain, which are crossed by the River Slaney and flanked to the west by the River Barrow valley; west of the valley is the ridge of Old Loughlin bog. The intensively cultivated county is particularly suited for barley; wheat and sugar beets are other major crops. The railway from Dublin to Kilkenny and Waterford crosses the county.

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