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  Geography of Ireland
Ireland is an island on the western fringe of Europe between latitude 51 1/2 and 55 1/2 degrees north, and longitude 5 1/2 to 10 1/2 degrees west.
Ireland's mild and equable climate is a reflection of the fact that its shores are bathed by the relatively warm ocean waters of the North Atlantic Drift.
Ireland is dependent on imported fuels for the major part of its energy supply but the policy has been to utilise native resources to the maximum in the generation of electricity.
www.ireland-information.com /reference/geog.html   (4597 words)

  
 Celtic Origins
Sometimes Northern Ireland is referred to as Ulster, because it consists of six of the nine counties that were parts of the Province of Ulster.
The population of Northern Ireland is 1,577,836 (as of 1991).
Since Ireland's climate is influenced by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and the prevailing southwesterly winds blowing gently from the Atlantic Ocean, Ireland never exeriences extremes of weather.
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 Ireland - Geography
Ireland is called The Emerald Isle" from the rich green colour of its fields and pastures.
The coast of Ireland on the north and on the west is bold and rocky.
Ireland is remarkable for the number and size of its bogs.
www.travelinireland.com /ireland_geography/ireland_geography.htm   (0 words)

  
 Geography of Ireland
Ireland is an island situated in the extreme northwest side of Europe between 51.5 and 55.5 degrees north latitude and between 5.5 and 10.5 degrees west longitude.
Ireland has four provinces, which are divided into a total of 32 counties, 26 that are part of the Republic of Ireland and 6 that make up Northern Ireland.
Ireland's 485 km (302 miles) at it greatest length and it is 304 km (189 miles) at its widest point.
www.proud2beirish.com /Irish-Geography.htm   (0 words)

  
 EZGeography - Northern Ireland
The centrepiece of Northern Ireland's geography is Lough Neagh, at 392 km² the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles.
The all-island Kingdom of Ireland (1541-1801) was incorporated into the United Kingdom in 1801 under the terms of the Act of Union, under which the kingdoms of Ireland and Great Britain merged under a central parliament, government and monarchy based in London.
Therefore, after the First World War, Ireland was partitioned in 1921 under the terms of the Government of Ireland Act 1920 between six of the nine Ulster counties in the northeast (forming Northern Ieland) and the remaining twenty-six counties of the south and west (forming Southern Ireland and became the Irish Free State in 1922).
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 Geography of Ireland
Ireland is sometimes known as the "Emerald Isle" because of its green scenery.
The geography of Ireland describes an island in northwest Europe in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Ireland consists of a mostly flat low-lying area in the midlands, ringed by mountain ranges such as (beginning in County Kerry and working counter-clockwise) the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, Comeragh Mountains, Blackstair Mountains, Wicklow Mountains, the Mournes, Glens of Antrim, Sperrin Mountains, Bluestack Mountains, Derryveagh Mountains, Ox Mountains, Nephinbeg Mountains and the Twelve Bens/Maumturks group.
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 Wikinfo | Ireland
Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe and the second largest of the British Isles.
Northern Ireland, capital - Belfast, also referred to as the 'Six Counties' or 'Ulster' (the latter name is slightly confusing for outsiders as it is also the name of the historic province of Ulster which encompasses 3 counties in the Republic and 6 counties in Northern Ireland).
The major religions, the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, are organised on an all-island basis.
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 Ireland Geography - Serve as a Volunteer in Emerald Landscapes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Ireland is a unique blend of hills, bogs, lakes, rivers and remote islands with much of the country in the fertile central and eastern plateau -- almost completely surrounded by low mountains and coastal plains.
The formation of the island of Ireland was influenced by volcanic eruptions, earthmoving forces and alternating periods of intense heat and glaciations.
Ireland is of great interest to birders primarily because of its position on the migration routes of many passerines and seabirds, which find the isle a convenient stopping point on their Atlantic journeys.
www.globalvolunteers.org /1main/ireland/irelandgeography.htm   (0 words)

  
 CAIN: Background Information on Northern Ireland Society - Geography
The island of Ireland is situated in the Atlantic ocean, west of Britain, and to the extreme north-west of Europe.
The climate of Ireland is influenced by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and on the whole, it tends to be quite temperate.
The main rivers of Northern Ireland are the river Foyle and the Upper and Lower Bann.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /ni/geog.htm   (0 words)

  
 The geography of Ireland
Ireland is 27,136 square miles with a varied landscape which is covered with a beautiful bright green carpet of grass, hence the name – Emerald Isle.
The highest peak in Ireland is Carrauntoohil (3, 414 feet) and lies along the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, at the eastern end of the Iveragh Peninsula.
Ireland has a mild climate and is green all year round due to lots of rainfall.
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 World InfoZone - Ireland Information - Page 1
The island's main rivers are: the Boyne, the Liffey, the Slaney, the Barrow, the Nore and the Suir in Leinster, the Blackwater and the Lee in Munster, the Moy in Connaught and the Shannon, (the longest river in Ireland) on the borderline of Connaught and Leinster.
Since Ireland is an island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the North, West and South, it benefits from the ocean's moderating effects and the Gulf Stream.
The formation of the island of Ireland was influenced by volcanic eruptions, earthmoving forces and alternating periods of intense heat (interglacials) and cold (glaciations).
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 About Ireland - To help you plan your Irish vacation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Ireland is the most westerly country of the European Union, separated from Great Britain by the North Channel on the northeast and the Irish Sea on the east.
Winters in Ireland are mild and summers temperate due to the prevailing southwesterly winds and the influence of the warm waters of the North Atlantic Drift.
As Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, the pound sterling (StgĀ£) is in use and denominations are similar to that of the euro.
www.goireland.com /about_Ireland/About_ireland.htm   (0 words)

  
 Geography Of Ireland
The legacy of the last Ice Age is a country of rugged bare mountains, hanging lakes, glacial valleys and the hilly landscapes of the centre of the island.
Another striking feature of Ireland's geography is the extent of peat bog - which covers nearly a fifth of the entire country.
Ireland's has 5,631 km (3,500 mi.) of coastline, so indented that you are never more than 70 miles from the sea.
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 Project: Ireland- Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The island of Ireland is the westernmost and second largest of the British Isles, in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The Republic of Ireland consists of Connaught, Leinster, and Munster provinces, totaling 23 counties, and in the north, 3 counties of Ulster Province.
Northern Ireland consists of 26 districts, the remainder of Ulster Province.
www.bergen.org /AAST/Projects/Countries/Ireland/geo.html   (0 words)

  
 Ireland: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Ireland resembles a basin—a central plain rimmed with mountains, except in the Dublin region.
The Republic of Ireland was proclaimed on April 18, 1949, and withdrew from the Commonwealth.
Church of Ireland - Ireland, Church of, Anglican church of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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 Geography in Ireland
Ireland is a large island situated in the north Atlantic off north west Europe.
This means that two sea journeys can be necessary to get to Ireland, and it is partly for this reason that Ireland was not settled as densely as areas closer to the Continent and why, even today, Ireland is regarded as being on the perimeter of Europe.
As Ireland is one of the poorest parts of the European Union, both parts of the island have benefitted greatly from membership.
www.domainsofireland.com /geography-in-ireland.htm   (0 words)

  
 Educational Geography Information -- Ireland
If you are interested in geography you should also take a look at this educational geography card game for all ages.
Ireland is a small, modern, trade-dependent economy with growth averaging a robust 8% in 1995-2002.
Ireland joined in launching the euro currency system in January 1999 along with 10 other EU nations.
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 republic of ireland facts, population, politics and geography ireland
Ireland is slightly larger than the state of West Virginia.
Overview: Ireland is a small, modern, trade-dependent economy with growth averaging a robust 7% from 1995-2004.
Illicit drugs: Ireland is a transshipment point for and consumer of hashish from North Africa to the UK and Netherlands and of European-produced synthetic drugs; minor transshipment point for heroin and cocaine destined for Western Europe.
www.ireland-fun-facts.com /republicofirelandfacts.html   (0 words)

  
 NUI Maynooth > Department of Geography >
The Geography Department is the second largest in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
A wide selection of geography related books, articles and journals is stored in the University Library which is a copyright library for all Irish publications and selected Canadian government publications.
The Department's activities include the provision of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study, fostering and supervising specialist postgraduate research, undertaking and publishing the results of research on diverse topics, supporting the development of geography as a discipline, and providing a source of expertise to the wider community at local, regional, national and international levels.
www.may.ie /academic/geography   (0 words)

  
 Ireland - Geography
The island of Ireland is the westernmost and second largest of the British Isles.
Ireland is mild thanks to the influence of the North Atlantic Drift, however north-west winds can bring cold conditions.
Ireland is well served with major international airports at Dublin, Belfast and Shannon and a number of regional airports.
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 Ireland - Geography (Grades 2-4)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Ireland is an island country in the northern Atlantic Ocean.
Ireland is covered in grass, a few forests, and bogs.
If you were to walk around parts of western Ireland, you might be surprised to feel the ground moving under your feet.
www.edhelper.com /ReadingComprehension_Geography_126_1.html   (0 words)

  
 Geography of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Ireland has the shape of a bird about to land on its nest!
This green land consists of a large central lowland of limestone with a relief of hills and several coastal mountains.
It is interrupted by low hills and has large areas of bog and numerous lakes.
employees.csbsju.edu /aspring/geography_of_ireland.htm   (0 words)

  
 Geography Of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
If you would like to use this flag of Ireland or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
If you would like to use this map of Ireland or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
If you would like to use this information for Ireland or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
www.appliedlanguage.com /country_guides/ireland_country_geography.shtml   (0 words)

  
 TI 104 Elements of the Geography of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The course aims to introduce a number of themes from the cultural geographies of Ireland's past.
The course is primarily directed towards developing an understanding of the links between the historical developments of Ireland's past and their impacts on the landscape and cultural geographies of the present.
This course of six lectures documents three key aspects of the contemporary social and economic geography of the Republic of Ireland, through the medium of a number of published papers and reports.
www.nuigalway.ie /faculties_departments/geography/ti104.html   (0 words)

  
 Visit Ireland - Planning Your Trip: Geography
Ireland consists of two separate countries, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Republic of Ireland is an independent nation.
Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan (in the Republic of Ireland).
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 Ireland - EnchantedLearning.com
The Republic of Ireland (also called Ireland or Eire) occupies most of the island of Ireland; it is an independent country.
Capital of the Republic of Ireland: Dublin is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland.
Flag: Ireland's flag is made of three equal-sized rectangles of orange, white and green.
www.enchantedlearning.com /europe/ireland/index.shtml   (0 words)

  
 EDUCATION PLANET: 8 Ireland sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Information is available about Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, transportation, defense, communications, government and people.
Medieval Sourcebook: Medieval European Geography Quiz - European history requires some knowledge of European geography and so there will be map-based questions in your exams.
CTI Centre for Geography, Geology and Meteorology: Anthropology - Please note that UK anthropology departments tend to be quite specialist (e.g.
www.educationplanet.com /search/Geography/Countries/Ireland   (0 words)

  
 Geography - NUTS: Northern Ireland: Map and Directory
Northern Ireland is one of 12 NUTS 1 areas in the UK.
The directory below and the map opposite display its breakdown into NUTS 2, 3 and LAU 1 areas.
As well as being a NUTS 1 area, Northern Ireland also has the status of a NUTS 2 area.
www.statistics.gov.uk /geography/nuts_ni.asp   (0 words)

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