Where is Cruiserath Ireland

The Republic of Ireland is located on the island of the same name, which is surrounded by the open Atlantic and the Irish Sea. The Atlantic Ocean forms numerous inlets around the island of Ireland. The country includes some minor islands such as Achill Island (Acaill or Oileán Acla) with an area of ​​146 square kilometers and less than 3,000 inhabitants. The country name is in Irish Éireand in English Ireland. The only land border is with Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom. Ireland has been a member of the European Union since 1973 (see European Union map). In Ireland, a good 4.5 million people live in an area of ​​just over 70,000 square kilometers. The Irish capital is Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath), where 500,000 people live on 115 square kilometers. The longest river in Ireland is the Shannon, called An tSionainn in Irish. It is 370 kilometers long and flows from the Cuilcagh Mountains in County Cavan (An Cabhán) to Limerick (Luimneach), where it flows into the Atlantic. The Shannon forms a delta for the last 100 kilometers before its confluence, where it is strongly influenced by the tides. The river is navigable over a length of 250 kilometers. See also: The longest rivers in Europe. The largest lake within the Republic of Ireland is Lough Corrib (Loch Coirib) with a water surface of 200 square kilometers. The largest place near the lake is Galway (Gaillimh).

The highest mountain in Ireland at 1,041 meters has various names in English such as Carrantuaohill, Carrauntohill, Carrantual and Carantuohil, in Irish it is called Corrán Tuathail. It belongs to the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks (Na Cruacha Dubha) mountain range and is near the town of Kerry (Cill Airne). Experienced mountain hikers can climb the Corrán Tuathail without special mountaineering equipment, which in addition to good mountain boots and a walking stick also requires a good surefootedness. Two other peaks of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks also reach a height of more than 1,000 meters. Most of the mountains in Ireland are near the coasts, while the interior of the island is largely flat.

Ireland on the map of Europe

Figure: Map of Europe (Ireland highlighted in color)




Ireland compared with European countries

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Updated by Marco on November 25, 2016