7 Geographical Facts of Ireland ...


Sadly, the geographical facts of Ireland are not going include stories of Leprechauns, Banshees, St. Patrick and Guinness. Ireland is an island in the Atlantic, off the west coast of Britain. It is sub divided into two nations – the Republic of Ireland (Eire) and Northern Ireland. Eire is independent, but Northern Ireland is part of the UK. For the purpose of imparting some geographical facts of Ireland, we’ll be discussing the island as a whole and not taking into account the political boundaries.

1. The Emerald Isle

I’m sure you all know that Ireland is associated with all things green and that’s its nickname is the Emerald Isle, but did you know that it is estimated that there are 40 shades of green in Ireland? It may not be the most startling of geographical facts of Ireland as it is somewhat hard to prove, but country singer Johnny Cash thought there was something in it and penned his tune ‘40 Shades of Green’ during a visit in 1959.

Highest Mountain in Ireland
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