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Where is Ireland on a Map?

If you’ve never visited Ireland before then we can forgive you for asking the question “where is Ireland on a map?”

Don’t worry, we understand!

Ireland, and the Irish name, might be famous around the world but we know it’s a small country and the world is a big place. It’s easy for our little corner of the globe to get lost amidst all the madness!

So if you’re secretly thinking it, but too scared to ask, take a look below

Where is Ireland on a Map?

As you can see from the map below Ireland sits beside England, Scotland and Wales, directly above Spain and Portugal, below Iceland and to the east of Canada across the Atlantic Ocean. 

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Some of the most interesting geographical facts about Ireland include:

  • Carranuntoohil, County Kerry, is the highest peak in the country standing at 1041 meters tall
  • Lough Neagh, in the north, is the largest lake in the country and covers 147 square meters
  • Tara Mine, County Meath, is the largest zinc mine in Europe
  • Croaghaun, Achill Island, is the second highest set of cliffs in Europe standing 688 meters above the Atlantic Ocean
  • Phoenix Park, found in Dublin, is the third largest wall city gardens in Europe

Where is Ireland in Europe?

Ireland’s position in Europe is also a regular question due to the Emerald Isle’s distance from mainland continental Europe. 

As you can see below, Ireland sits apart from mainland Europe with England, Scotland and Wales between both areas.

This means Ireland sits alone as Europe’s last outpost before the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and the new worlds of Canada, United States of America and the South Americas. 

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Why You Should Visit Ireland!

If you’re asking “where is Ireland on a map” or “where is Ireland in Europe” then we’re hoping that means you want to come visit! 

Everyone should experience the best of the Emerald Isle at some point in their life and we would highly recommend a trip no matter who you are, or where you come from!

From the life and soul of cities like Dublin, Belfast, Galway and Cork to the breathtaking natural beauty of the Ring of Kerry, the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coastal Route there really is something for everyone.

If you like your music then look no further as you step onto the shores that birthed the likes of U2, Sinead O’Connor, The Dubliners, Van Morrison, The Corrs, Christy Moore and so many more! Add to that the thousands of trad sessions in pubs, street performers and upcoming artists and it’s a musical paradise.

The 32 counties come packed and bursting with history, myth, legend, culture and most importantly the craic so plan your trip and you’ll be welcome with open arms and a cold pint of the black stuff…if that’s your tipple!


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