Coontie Mayo

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Coonty Mayo

Contae Mhaigh Eo
Coat of airms o Coonty Mayo
Coat airms
Dia is Muire Linn  (Erse)
"God an Mary be wi us"
Location of Coonty Mayo
Dáil ÉireannMayo
EU ParliamentNorth-Wast
Coonty seatCastlebar
 • TeepCoonty Cooncil
 • Total5586 km2 (2,157 sq mi)
Area rank3rd
 • Rank16t
Caur platesMO

Coonty Mayo (Erse: Contae Mhaigh Eo) is ane o the twenty-sax coonties o the Republic o Ireland an ane o the thirty-twa coonties o Ireland. It is locatit in the province o Connacht. The coonty wis named efter the village o Mayo (frae Irish Maigh Eo, meanin 'plain of the yew trees'), which is now generally kent as Mayo Abbey. The population o the coonty is 123,839 according to the 2006 census. The coonty's main touns ar Castlebar an Ballina, respectively locatit in the centre an in the north east o the coonty.