side and 283 miles NW. of London; P.O., T.O., 1
Bank; is charmingly situated about 4 m^e from W.
margin of C. Lake, at foot of Old Man Mountain,
and is one of the chief centres of tourists to the Lake
District. In vicinity of vil. is a picturesque gully,
running up into the hills, called Coniston Gill Hole.
—2. Coniston, township, Swine par., East-Riding York-
shire, 6 miles NE. of Hull, 602 ac., pop. 103; P.O.
Coniston, Honk, hamlet, in par. and 2 miles SW.
of Hawkshead, N. Lancashire. See Hawkshead with
Monk Coniston, &e.
Coniston-Cold, township, Gargrave par., N. div.
AYest-Riding Yorkshire, 6 miles NAY. of Skipton, 1337
ac. (25 water), pop. 337 ; P.O., called Cold Coniston.
Coniston Fells, mountain range, N. Lancashire, on
AY. side of Coniston AArater, attaining in Coniston Old
Han an alt. of 2635 ft.
Coniston, or Coniston Lake, ry. terminus, N.
Lancashire, 10 miles NE. of Foxfield Junction.
Coniston Water, lake, N. Lancashire, lying along
E. base of Coniston Fells, 24 miles AY. of Hawkshead;
6 miles long, 4 mile broad, 160 ft. deep, and 147 ft.
above sea-level; is fed by streams from Tilberthwaite
and Yewdale, and by tarns on Old Man Mountain; its
fish are trout and char; on its E. and AY. sides, near
its N. head, are the seats of C. Bank and C. Hall.
Conlstone and Kilnsey, township, Burnsall par.,
N. div. AVest-Riding Yorkshire, on river AVharfe, ll
miles N, of Skipton, 8646 ac. (48 water), pop. 179; con-
tains hamlet of Conlstone.
Conllg, vil., Bangor par., N. co. Down, 3 miles N. of
Newtonards, pop. 294 ; P.O.
Conly, island, in Lough Strangford, Killinchy par.,
co. Down, 64 ac., pop. 10.
Conn, Lougli, N. co. Mayo ; 8 miles long and 4 miles
wide, and 1838 ft. above the sea.
Conna, vil., Knockmourne par., E. co. Cork, on river
Bride, 8 miles SE. of Fermoy ry. sta., pop. 155; P.O.
Connatas Quay, seaport vil. withry. sta., Northop
par., Flintshire, on Dee estuary, 4 miles SE. of Flint
and 187 miles NW. of London; P.O., T.o., 1 Bank.
See Cunnahs Quay.
Connaught, the smallest, least populous, and most
westerly of the four provinces of Ireland; is bounded
N. and W. by the Atlantic Ocean, E. by the provinces
of Ulster and Leinster, and S. by the province of
Munster and the Atlantic. The river Shannon flows
along nearly the entire length of the boundary between
Connaught and the provinces of Leinster and Munster.
Greatest length, NW. and SE., 120 miles; greatest
breadth, NE. and SAY., 117 miles ; area, 4,392,086 ac.,
or 21 per cent, of the total area of Ireland. (For
agricultural statistics, see Appendix.) Pop. 821,657
(1,418,859 in 1841), 95'3 per cent, of whom are
Roman Catholics, 39 Protestant Episcopalians, 04
Presbyterians, and 03 Methodists. During the Irish
pentarchy Connaught was ruled by the OConnors. In
1590 it was brought under English administration, and
divided into 6 counties, of which Clare was afterwards
joined to Munster. It now comprises the cos. of Gal-
way, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, and Sligo.
Connaught Road, ry. sta., AY. Essex, near Royal
Albert Dock, 2 miles SE. of Canning Town sta.
Connel Ferry, ry. sta. and steamboat ferry, at en-
trance to Loch Etive, 6 miles NE. of Oban, NAY.
Argyllshire; P.O., called Connell. In the vicinity are
the Falls of Connel (the Ossianic Falls of Lora).
Connel Park, vil., in par. and 14 mile SW. of New
Cumnock, E. Ayrshire, pop. 495.
Connell, loch, Kirkcolm par., AY. AYigtownshire, 6
miles NW. of Stranraer. On a hill (314 ft.) adjacent
are remains of a large cairn, Cairn Connell.
Connell, bar., mid co. Kildare, 34,783 ac., pop. 9007.
ConneU, Great, par., Kildare. See Greatconnell.
Connell, Old, par., Kildare. See Oldconnell.
Connello, Lower, bar., N. co. Limerick, 47,850 ac.,
Connello, Upper, bar. S. co. Limerick, 61,256 ac.,
Connemara, another name for bar. Ballynahinch,
the most W. district of co. Galway. It consists of a
wild and mountainous country, the population being
located chiefly along the coast, which is rugged and
much indented. The sea-inlets and streams abound
with fish. The scenery of the coast, and among the
mountains and numerous lakes of the interior, attracts
great numbers of tourists.
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