Laios "Queen's County, a county of
Ireland, bounded N and W by King's county, E by Kildare
and part of Carlow, S by Kilkenny, and SW by Tipperary,
32 English m. long, and as many broad. Along the W boundary
runs a range of high and steep mountains, and in the E
the Dysart hills form a prominent and picturesque object.
The lands have been thus distributed - Arable land, pasture,
and meadow: 210,000 acres; Woods and plantations: 1,300
acres; Bog, mountain, and waste: 21,000 acres; Roads:
2,000 acres; Total area: 235,300 acres. Principle rivers,
the Barrow and Nore. Chief towns, Maryborough, Portarlington,
and Stradbelly. Almost every description of soil is found
in this county, from very stiff clay, to a light but fertile
sandy loam. The principal mineral productions are coal
and limestone. Pop. 90,000."
Limerick "Limerick, a county of Ireland,
province of Munster, bounded N by the Shannon which separates
it from Clare, S by Cork, NE and E by Tipperary, and W
by Kerry, 51 m. long and 32 broad. The surface of this
county, though diversified by small hills, is not, generally
speaking, mountainous, excepting on the SE, where it is
bounded by the Galtees, a lofty ridge which extends into
Tipperary, and on the borders of Kerry, where the land
rises, and forms a grand amphitheatre of low but steep
mountains, which extend in a wide area from Loghill to
Drumcolloher. The land is generally fertile. The principal
rivers are the Maig, Feale, Gale, and Blackwater. The
climate is wet. Pop. 214,286."
[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]
Longford "Longford, a county of Ireland,
bounded W by Roscommon, N by Leitrim and Cavan, and E
and S by W. Meath, 25 m. long N to S, and 24 E to W, containing
366 square m. The soil is generally fruitful, though much
interspersed with bogs. mountains, morasses, and fens.
The Shannon forms the W boundary; other principal rivers
are the Inny, Camlin, and Fallen. Lough Gawnagh is its
most considerable collection of fresh water. Pop.10,702."
Louth "Louth, a county of Ireland,
bounded S and SW by E. Meath, W by Monaghan and Cavan,
N by Armagh, NE by the bay of Carlingford, and E by the
Irish channel, 27 m. long, and 18 broad. It is in general
rich and well cultivated, and has little waste ground.
Chief river, the Boyne. Principal towns, Carlingford,
Dundalk, Drogheda, and Colton. The linen manufacture is
carried on to a great extent. Pop. 107,070."
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