Geography Map of Ireland

Ireland is an island in western Europe, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea (which separates Ireland from Great Britain). It is the 20th largest island in the world. Ireland has a land mass of 84,420 km² (32,595 mi²) and is dish shaped with the coastal areas being mountainous and the midlands low and flat. Historically divided into four provinces, Ireland is further subdivided into 32 counties.

Ireland is famous for its unpredictable and often wet weather which varies from being hot one day, cold the next, sunny one hour and showers the next. This is caused by Ireland's weather convergence meaning the island is hit by three weather systems at once. Cold air blasts it from the North Pole, Asia contributes warm, dry winds and the Gulf Stream provides the rain. Below is a google map showing some of the main geographical features of Ireland.