Rossaveal

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Rossaveal
Ros an Mhíl
—  Village  —
Motto: "Is fiú agus is féidir"
Rossaveal is located in Ireland
Rossaveal
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°16′15″N 9°33′04″W / 53.2708°N 9.5511°W / 53.2708; -9.5511Coordinates: 53°16′15″N 9°33′04″W / 53.2708°N 9.5511°W / 53.2708; -9.5511
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Galway
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
Time zoneWET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST)IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid ReferenceL965255
Ros an Mhíl is the official name.
 
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Rossaveal
Ros an Mhíl
—  Village  —
Motto: "Is fiú agus is féidir"
Rossaveal is located in Ireland
Rossaveal
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°16′15″N 9°33′04″W / 53.2708°N 9.5511°W / 53.2708; -9.5511Coordinates: 53°16′15″N 9°33′04″W / 53.2708°N 9.5511°W / 53.2708; -9.5511
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Galway
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
Time zoneWET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST)IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid ReferenceL965255
Ros an Mhíl is the official name.
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Rossaveal (Irish: Ros an Mhíl[1] or Ros a' Mhíl) is a Gaeltacht village in the Connemara area of County Galway, Ireland. It is the main ferry port for the Aran Islands in Galway Bay. It is about 23 kilometres (14 mi) from Galway city.

The Irish name Ros an Mhíl means "peninsula of the whale or sea monster". The village is the home of the Ros a' Mhíl centre under Coláiste Chamuis.[clarification needed What does this mean?] It is served by Bus Éireann route 24 from Galway.

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Irish language

There are 1,304 people living in the Ros a Mhil ED and 84% native Irish speakers.

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Rossaveal pop stats 2006

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