Ireland

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 basin—a 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.


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  • Wicklow ( WIK-loh; Irish: Cill Mhantáin [ˌciːl̠ʲ ˈwan̪ˠt̪ˠaːnʲ], meaning 'church of the toothless one'; Old Norse: Víkingaló) is the county town of County Wicklow in Ireland It is located south of Dublin on the east coast of the island According to the 2016 census, it has a population of 10,584

  • Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman) is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland Wexford lies on the south side of Wexford Harbour, the estuary of the River Slaney near the southeastern corner of the island of Ireland The town is linked to Dublin by the M11/N11 National Primary Route; and to Rosslare Europort, Cork and Waterford by the N25

  • Tullamore (; Irish: Tulach Mhór, meaning 'great mound') is the county town of County Offaly, in Ireland Located in the centre of the county, it is the fourth most populous town in the midlands region with a population of 14,607 in the 2016 censusThe town retained Gold Medal status in the National Tidy Town Awards in 2015 and also played host to the World Sheep Dog Trials in 2005 which attracted international interest in the region

  • Tralee ( trə-LEE; Irish: Trá Lí, pronounced [t̪ˠɾˠaː ˈl̠ʲiː]; formerly Tráigh Lí [t̪ˠɾˠaːj ˈl̠ʲiː], meaning 'strand of the Lee River') is the county town of County Kerry in the south-west of Ireland The town is on the northern side of the neck of the Dingle Peninsula, and is the largest town in County Kerry The town's population (including suburbs) was 23,691 as of the 2016 census, thus making it the 8th largest town, and 14th largest urban settlement, in Ireland

  • Sligo ( SLY-goh; Irish: Sligeach [ˈʃlʲɪɟəx], meaning 'abounding in shells') is a coastal seaport and the county town of County Sligo, Ireland, within the western province of Connacht With a population of approximately 20,000 in 2016, it is the largest urban centre in the county, with Sligo Borough District constituting 61% (38,581) of the county's population of 63,000Sligo is a commercial and cultural centre situated on the west coast of Ireland

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