Connaught is a province occupying northwest Ireland. It is bounded on the east and southeast by the River Shannon
, on the south, west, and north by the Atlantic Ocean. It has an area of 6610 square miles. Within the province are five counties -- County Galway
, and Sligo
. It borders other Irish provinces of Leinster Province
on the east and Munster Province
on the south. It was formerly one of the Irish kingdoms and was ruled by the O'Connors.