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Ireland Maps

A comprehensive guide to maps of Ireland. All you need to know about the different Irish cities and towns.

How did Ireland appear in the 16th Century? What did the country look like after the Settlement Act of 1653? How does it differ from the Ireland of today?

Discover lots of useful information in our selection of free online printable Maps. Want to discover the origin of your family surname? We have even included an image from the 16th century showing Irish surnames!  A selection of historical maps showing how the country has changed over the centuries, all free and printable.

Southern Ireland Maps
Southern Ireland is also known as the Republic of Ireland or Eire and encompasses five sixths of the Island of Ireland. The provinces of Connaught, Leinster and Munster all contain counties which are part of the Republic. Three of the counties in Ulster also form part of the republic, they are Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

The Irish language is spoken throughout the Republic and visitors will notice many road signs are in Gaelic and not English despite the English language being spoken by the majority of the people. Road signs in the Republic are usually in Irish and English but some smaller towns will only have the Irish town name listed and this is particular so in Gaeltacht areas (Irish speaking areas). These areas can be found all across the Republic.

Ireland Maps
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.
 

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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.

Ireland Maps
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!

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An amazing country to visit, Ireland has something to attract every type of visitor from the weekend traveller visiting one of the vibrant cities of Dublin, Galway and Belfast to the tourist who chooses Ireland as the destination for their annual vacation. Ireland is an ideal destination for Surfing, Fishing, Walking, Cycling, Golf as well for Families and returning emigrants, Ireland has something to suit everyone. From amazing seafood to mouth watering steaks, Ireland is renowned worldwide for its amazing food.

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