Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic, it’s the second largest island of the British Isles. It has two parts: the Republic of Ireland (which is officially called Ireland) and Northern Ireland (which is part of the United Kingdom). 

The country is separated from Great Britain by the North Channel, the Irish Sea and St George’s Channel.

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The capital of Ireland is Dublin and the country has two official languages, English and Irish. More than 4.7 million people live in the country.

The country is so green it is nicknamed the Emerald Isle! 

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Carrauntoohil is the highest mountain in Ireland, standing at 3,415 feet (1,041 meters) above sea level. River Shannon is the longest river, it’s 240 miles (360km) long.

The largest lake is called Lough Neagh.


What is Ireland like?

The Irish weather is mostly cool and humid. It rains a lot. The west has more rainfall and storms. 

The land is mostly flat with hills, low mountains and bogs. There are large sea cliffs on the west coast. It is one of the least forested countries in Europe and a lot of the land is used for crops and cattle. 

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Colours of the flag

The colours of the Irish flag are green, white and orange.


Major Cities

Dublin - the largest city and an amazing place to visit. Famous places are Dublin Castle and Samuel Beckett Bridge on the River Liffey.

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Cork - is a city on the River Lee, it used to have walls all around it and the remnants of the old medieval town can be found around South and North Main streets.


What is Ireland famous for?

Ireland is famous for leprechauns, rugby, Irish dancing and Celtic harps.