Capital: Dublin Language: English, Irish Gaelic Currency: Euro
Ireland is an island in northwest Europe, situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. Its geography is characterized by low central plains surrounded by a ring of coastal mountains. Carrauntoohil (Irish: Corrán Tuathail), with its summit being 1,041m above sea level, is the country’s highest peak.
The island is divided by the River Shannon, which is the longest river in Ireland. Situated west of Great Britain, it is separated from Britain by the Irish Sea and from mainland Europe by the Celtic Sea. It covers a total area of 84,412 km²
Driving distance map of Ireland (click to enlarge)