Where is Ireland located on the map? Ireland is an independent nation located in Northern Europe. Check out the following images to see location of Ireland on maps.
Ireland Location in World Map
Ireland belongs to Europe. There it is in the west and is therefore part of Western Europe. Together with Northern Ireland, the country is on an island. There is therefore a land border only with Northern Ireland, which is part of Great Britain. Ireland is in the Atlantic. To the east, the Irish Sea separates Ireland from Great Britain.
Ireland is in Western Europe.
Ireland is also known as the “Green Island”. Why? Because there are a lot of meadows, forests and moors and they conjure up a lot of green in the country! By the way, Ireland is called Éire in Irish, which is derived from a Celtic goddess in Irish mythology.
In the middle of the island there is a wide plain in which there are many moors. This plain is surrounded by hills and low mountains. The highest mountain in Ireland is in the southwest in the mountains of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. It is called Carrantuohill and measures 1041 meters.
The west coast, exposed to the Atlantic, is very rugged. There are high cliffs here like the Cliffs of Moher. There are also inlets here that extend far into the country. The east coast is much more uniform.
Rivers and Lakes
Many rivers flow through Ireland. The longest is the Shannon, which has its source in the northeast and then flows southwest until it finally flows into the Atlantic. The Shannon also forms three lakes in its course: Lough Allen, Lough Ree and Lough Derg. Lough is the Irish name for lake, it is spoken like our word hole. The largest lake in the Republic of Ireland is Lough Corrib in the west.
Ireland also has a number of small islands. The largest of them is called Acaill and is located in the northwest.
The northernmost point in the country is called Malin Head, one of the southernmost is Mizen Head. Anyone who wants to talk about the whole of Ireland likes to say Malin head to Mizen head. The actual southernmost point is Fastnet Rock, a small rock island.
Ireland is in the temperate climate zone. The Gulf Stream, which carries warm water to the coast of Ireland, makes it even warmer than other regions at the same latitude. The winters are mild, the summers moderately warm.
The average annual temperature in Dublin is 11 degrees. The warmest month is July with an average of 20.2 degrees. The coldest month is January (8.8 degrees).
It rains a lot in Ireland – with the west being much wetter than the east. For example, around twice as much rain falls on Valentia Island on the west coast than in Dublin. There is also a lot of wind blowing in the west and north.
|Longest river||Shannon (386 km)|
|Highest mountain||Carrantuohill (1,041 m)|