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Ros a'Mhíl
Ros an Mhíl - - 13536.jpg
Motto(s): "Is fiú agus is féidir"
Rossaveal is located in Ireland
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
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid Reference L965255
Ros an Mhíl is the only official name.

Rossaveal or Rossaveel[1] (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, an Irish language immersion summer camp for teenagers. It is served by Bus Éireann route 424 from Galway.

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


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