Ireland Google maps and Driving Directions
Get free driving directions, Google maps, traffic information for Ireland, and Dublin (GPS: 53 19 N 6 14 W), the capital city of the country located in (the) Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain.
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Google Maps Ireland
In the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Britain, the Irish Republic governs about 85% of the island of Ireland, with the remainder (Northern Ireland) being part of the UK.
Ireland is mostly flat to rolling interior plain surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains; sea cliffs on west coast.
The map above fully covers Ireland with its road routes from cities to towns, road intersections in any region, provinces, prefectures, also with free driving directions in Dublin or to the neighboring towns and countries. To look at the detailed map about a particular quarter in Dublin, please click on the area and zoom to the place you are interested in the Google maps of Ireland (IE).
Be creative, use the extras of this Google map; This is a detailed, clear, zoomable, large road map of Ireland with its administrative divisions; 28 counties and 3 cities*; Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Cork*, Donegal, Dublin*, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Galway, Galway*, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo , Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, South Dublin, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow.
The interactive map above is also may be used as the satellite map of Ireland, or as a reverse search map for finding an address from its GPS coordinates.
Ireland is situated in the Atlantic Ocean and separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea. Half the size of Arkansas, it occupies the entire island except for the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. Ireland resembles a basina central plain rimmed with mountains, except in the Dublin region. The mountains are low, with the highest peak, Carrantuohill in County Kerry, rising to 3,415 ft (1,041 m). The principal river is the Shannon, which begins in the north-central area, flows south and southwest for about 240 mi (386 km), and empties into the Atlantic.
Ireland (area: 70 273 sq km / 27 132,55 sq mi), where the official language is English, Irish, lying in Europe and using the currency; Euro (EUR), since 1999, set their clock to UTC 0. That means they are 5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time in Dublin, the capital. Note to the time difference: Daylight saving time: +1hr begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October.
The climate in Ireland; The Gulf Stream accounts for the mild and wet climate. Snow is rare, except in the mountains.
Geography in a nutshell; Low mountain ranges along an irregular coastline surround an inland plain punctuated by lakes, undulating hills, and peat bogs.
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Driving directions Ireland
The Google maps and Google Satellite maps of Ireland above showing the country, located next to the United Kingdom. For your further reference, the latitude and longitude coordinates of Ireland are 53 00 N, 8 00 W , while the capital, Dublin found at 53 19 N 6 14 W.
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About Ireland and the capital, Dublin
|The national flag of Ireland||Borderline map of Ireland|
|Flag description: three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and orange; officially the flag colors have no meaning, but a common interpretation is that the green represents the Irish nationalist (Gaelic) tradition of Ireland; orange represents the Orange tradition (minority supporters of William of Orange); white symbolizes peace (or a lasting truce) between the green and the orange. Note: similar to the flag of Cote d’Ivoire, which is shorter and has the colors reversed – orange (hoist side), white, and green; also similar to the flag of Italy, which is shorter and has colors of green (hoist side), white, and red.||Border length: total: 443 km. Border countries (total: 1): UK 443 km.|
“Seedy elegance” may have aptly described much, if not most, of Dublin until the mid-1990s, when the city’s transformation from endearingly frumpy to cutting-edge cool began. The change was remarkably swift: In 1997, Fortune magazine named Dublin the number-one European city in which to do business – an accolade fueled no doubt by its reputation as the “Silicon Valley” of Europe and strategic Euro-headquarters for computer giants like Microsoft, Dell, Intel, and Sun Microsystems. Then, in 1998, Dublin became the fifth-most-visited city in Europe – nudging ahead of traditional tourist powerhouses like Rome and Amsterdam.
New restaurants and nightspots sprout up with startling speed. Dublin is the emotional and political center of the country and undeniably the trendiest spot on the island.
Did you know about Ireland?
- After centuries of British rule, Ireland split in 1921, becoming the Free State (The Republic of Ireland) and the northern Six Counties.
- About 40% of Irish people can speak Irish Gaelic.
- The island Republic of Ireland lies to the west of the UK. Famous for its traditional folk music and a long line of distinguished poets, playwrights, and authors, Ireland is a very fertile country with major food processing and high-tech industries.
Ireland is a large island located to the west of the British mainland, which is divided politically into two countries. These are Northern Ireland in the northeast and the Republic of Ireland, or Eire, in the south and the west.
The central part of Northern Ireland is low-lying and contains the largest lake in the British Isles, Lough Neagh. A second marshy area in the southwest contains two other sizeable lakes, Lower and Upper Lough Erne. There are three upland areas -the Antrim Mountains in the northeast, the Mourne Mountains in the southeast and the Sperrin Mountains in the northwest.
Much of the Republic of Ireland is low-lying and marshy but interrupted by several mountain ranges. These include the Wicklow Mountains in the east, the Caha and Boggeragh Mountains in the southwest and the Derryveagh Mountains in the north. The west coast of Ireland is highly indented, with cliffs and numerous bays and small inlets that exposed to the Atlantic breakers. Inland in the low-lying marshes there are numerous lakes and peat bogs drained by rivers such as the Shannon.
In common with other places in the British Isles, woodlands are now less extensive than they were in the past and animal and bird species are largely similar to those found in other parts of the British Isles.
Ireland often called the ‘Emerald Isle,’ is famous for its green, rolling farmlands, which support the rearing of cattle, sheep and pigs and some of the finest dairying areas in western Europe. The main areas of population found around the two capitals, Dublin in the south and Belfast in the north. Both cities function as major commercial and industrial centers. Tourism is an important industry throughout Ireland but especially in Dublin, Killarney and Galway, where the beautiful scenery and beaches are the main attraction.
The capital city of the Irish Republic has a beautiful location on the shores of Dublin Bay at the mouth of the River Liffey, nestling beneath the Wicklow Mountains that lie to the south. In ancient times, there was a small settlement called Ath Cliath or the ‘Ford of Hurdles’ near the river but the history of the city proper begins about ad 841 when the Vikings set up a trading post on the south bank of the Liffey and adopted the Irish name of Dubh Linn (‘Dark Pool’) for their settlement. The original Dublin Castle built in 1204, but there have been many additions over the centuries.
Christchurch Cathedral, which extensively restored in Victorian times, has been a place of worship for many hundreds of years. The churchyard contains the ruins of the Chapter House, which was built in 1230 while beneath the cathedral itself the crypt is of even greater antiquity, dating from about 1172.
The Brazen Head is Dublin’s oldest pub, dated 1668, and records show that there has been an inn here since the time of the Vikings. In Georgian times, many fine buildings erected in the graceful style of that period. Examples include Leinster House, which is the home of the Irish Parliament or Dáil, the City Hall, formerly the Royal Exchange, the Tailor’s Hall and the Bank of Ireland, which used to be the House of Parliament. The Book of Kells, a beautiful and delicately illustrated manuscript of the Celts, dating from the year 800, is housed in the library of Dublin’s Trinity College.
Modern Dublin is famous for being the home of Guinness, which has been made there since 1759, and also for being the scene of the Easter Rising of 1916, the rebellion that set in motion the events that led to the founding of the Irish Free State in 1921. Dublin’s large Phoenix Park contains the official residence of the Irish President as well as a famous racecourse and zoo.
Facts of Ireland (IE)
Name conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Ireland, local long form: none, local short form: Eire, etymology: the modern Irish name “Eire” evolved from the Gaelic “Eriu,” the name of the matron goddess of Ireland (goddess of the land); the names “Ireland” in English and “Eire” in Irish are direct translations of each other
Codes: ISO; IE, Internet; .ie
Capital city: Dublin
Language(s): English (official language, the language generally used), Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official language, spoken by approximately 38.7% of the population as a first or second language in 2011; mainly spoken in areas along the western coast)
National holiday(s): Saint Patrick’s Day, 17 March
Currency: Euro (EUR), since 1999
GPS: 53 00 N, 8 00 W, Dublin; 53 19 N 6 14 W
Location: Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain
Geography note: strategic location on major air and sea routes between North America and northern Europe; over 40% of the population resides within 100 km of Dublin
Land boundaries: UK 443 km, total: 443 km
Maritime boundaries: Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea
Coastline: 1,448 km
Area: total: 70,273 sq km; land: 68,883 sq km, water: 1,390 sq km (total 27 132,55 mi2), slightly larger than West Virginia.
Roadways: total: 96,036 km, paved: 96,036 km (includes 1,224 km of expressways) (2014)
Waterways: 956 km (pleasure craft only) (2010)
Local time (capital): UTC 0, 5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time
Note to the local time: Daylight saving time: +1hr begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Population in Ireland: 4 803 748
Population in Dublin: 1 018 500 (including the metropolitan areas)
Urbanization: urban population: 63.2% of total population (2015)
Major urban areas population: DUBLIN (capital) 1.169 million (2015)
Population growth rate: 1.2% (2016 estimate)
Birth rate: 14.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Death rate: 6.5 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 21.51% (male 544,506 / female 520,934) 15-24 years: 11.8% (male 297,025 / female 287,512) 25-54 years: 43.52% (male 1,082,577 / female 1,072,721) 55-64 years: 10.33% (male 256,353 / female 255,155) 65 years and over: 12.84% (male 293,577 / female 342,113) (2016 estimate)
Median age: total: 36.4 years; male: 36.1 years, female: 36.8 years (2016 estimate)
Ethnic groups: Irish 84.5%, other white 9.8%, Asian 1.9%, black 1.4%, mixed and other 0.9%, unspecified 1.6% (2011 estimate)
Religions: Roman Catholic 84.7%, Church of Ireland 2.7%, other Christian 2.7%, Muslim 1.1%, other 1.7%, unspecified 1.5%, none 5.7% (2011 estimate)
Government type: Unitary parliamentary republic
Legal system: common law system based on the English model but substantially modified by customary law; judicial review of legislative acts by Supreme Court
National anthem: Amhrán na bhFiann (The Soldiers’ Song)
Known national hazards: N/A
Major infectious diseases: N/A
Land use: agricultural land: 66.1%; arable land 15.4%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 50.7%; forest: 10.9%; other: 23% (2011 estimate)
Agricultural products: barley, potatoes, wheat; beef, dairy products
Industries: pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computer hardware and software, food products, beverages and brewing; medical devices
Export commodities: machinery and equipment, computers, chemicals, medical devices, pharmaceuticals; foodstuffs, animal products
Main export partners: US 23.7%, UK 13.8%, Belgium 13.2%, Germany 6.6%, Switzerland 5.5%, Netherlands 4.4%, France 4.4% (2015)
Import commodities: data processing equipment, other machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum and petroleum products, textiles, clothing
Main import partners: UK 32.5%, US 14%, France 10.2%, Germany 9.3%, Netherlands 4.9%, China 4.1% (2015)
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