Information and facts on different Irish Counties, Cities and Towns. See how the Island of Ireland has changed over the centuries, originally one country known as Ireland, it is now two countries known as the Republic of Ireland (or Eire in Gaelic) and Northern Ireland which is one of the four countries which make up the United Kingdom. Both countries have their own laws, governments and even currency. The Island is made up of four provinces; Ulster, Leinster, Connaught and Munster and 32 individual counties. There are 6 counties in the North and 26 in the Republic.
Ireland - History
The country of Ireland is split into two countries, known as the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Ireland is part of the British Isles, better known as the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland makes up one of the countries of the United Kingdom. The Republic of Ireland makes up five-sixths of the island of Ireland and the country's official constitutional name is Eire.
Northern Ireland Maps
Northern Ireland forms the majority of the province of Ulster. It includes the following counties: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone. The other three counties which make up the province of Ulster are actually part of the Republic, they are Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan. Northern
Ireland is often referred to as the 'Six Counties'. It is one of the four nations which make up the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland).
Although Northern Ireland has had a troubled past, it is an excellent and extremely safe place to visit with an amazing choice of tourist attractions including The Titanic Experience in Belfast, The mysterious and beautiful Giant's Causeway, Belfast Zoo as well as numerous Castles, Museums, Monuments and Beaches. Northern Ireland is the perfect location for outdoor pursuits such as Cycling, Golf and Walking to name but a few! Northern Ireland is steeped in history and culture and makes a great tourist destination.
Discover how the Island of Ireland has changed over the centuries. How does today's Ireland differ from the island in the 16th or 18th Century? The Island of Ireland was originally one country known as Ireland, it is now two countries known as the Republic or Ireland (or Eire in Gaelic) and Northern Ireland. A great selection of maps depicting how Ireland appeared from the 16th century, 18th Century and how the Island appears today.
Maps of Northern Ireland and Ireland Maps
We have included a selection of historical maps of both Northern and Southern Ireland including a road map. It is important to remember when driving in Northern Ireland that the road signs and speeds are in Miles and Miles per hour (MPH) as opposed to the Republic where the speeds and signs are in Kilometres and Kilometres per hour (KPH)! Click on the links above to see how the island of Ireland has changed over the centuries. Wars, Conflict and Religious differences have all shaped Ireland into the amazing place it is today. Two very distinct countries, both sharing the same beautiful Island. Whether you visit the Republic or Northern Ireland, the natural beauty of the scenery, from rugged cliffs to deserted beaches will amaze you. The natural charm of its people will make you feel like you never want to leave!