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Your resource for facts, figures, and information on Ireland and all things Irish.

If you have an interest in Ireland and the Irish then this is the perfect place to be. Updated and expanded on a daily basis, Best Irish Facts works hard at bringing you the best facts on our little island and its amazing culture, heritage, history, and people. You are a most welcomed and valued visitor and Best Irish Facts hopes that you will find what you are looking for, if not today, then maybe the next time you are here. In any case Best Irish Facts looks forward to your next visit. You will always be welcome.

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Ireland

EuropeThe island of Ireland lies to the north-west of continental Europe and covers an area of approximately 32,595 sq miles. It is the third largest island in Europe and is also Europe’s most westerly point. It has a surprisingly mild climate given its latitude of between 52° and 55° north, the same latitude as British Columbia for instance. This is due to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream and sub-tropical plants can be grown in the extreme south-west of the country. The geography of the country is best described as a central plain surrounded by mountains, the highest which is Carauntouhill in Kerry which stands at 3,415 feet. The mild winters, and summers that are never too hot, combined with the amount of rain that falls means the country is lush and green. The average number of wet days, days where the rainfall is more than 1mm, is 150 for the east of the country and 225 for the west. Ireland is divided into the Republic of Ireland, which covers about four-fifths of the country, and Northern Ireland which covers the remainder. Northern Ireland is part of the UK.

 

 

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