If you are planning any Ireland-golf-packages-where is Ireland and where are you going to you may be thinking? If you are planning an Irish golf holiday to play some of our Ireland golf courses here are a few quick tips on where Ireland is , the counties of Ireland our Ireland culture and a bit about our Ireland landscapes.
Ireland is an island to the north-west of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth!
To its east is the larger island of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the Irish Sea.
In Ireland over 40% of the population resides within 100 km of Dublin. The island of Ireland also has the Republic of Ireland which is its own country and has 26 counties of Ireland (see below for detail) and Northern Ireland which has 6 counties and is part of the UK.
To add to this is you are planning any trips to Ireland many people also just talk generally about travel in Ireland whether it is to the north of Ireland, south of Ireland, west of Ireland and east of Ireland.
Another way we talk about Ireland is in terms of provinces -there are 4. Now let us take a look at both the counties of Ireland and the provinces where you may be playing your golf.
There are 32 counties in Ireland.
12 in the province of Leinster:
Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Laois,Louth, Longford, Offaly, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow,Westmeath
9 in the province of Ulster:
Fermanagh, Donegal, Antrim, Cavan, Tyrone, Down, Armagh, Derry, Monaghan
6 in the province of Munster:
Cork, Kerry, Clare, Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick
5 in the province of Connacht:
Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo
Ireland culture has had a significant influence on other cultures, especially in the fields of literature-see some of our poetry or quotes by some of our famous writers and poets at our inspirational life quotes.
We also have unique to Ireland popular parts of our culture through Gaelic games, Irish music, and the Irish language.
Ireland culture also has many features shared with Great Britain, including the English language, sports such as football, rugby, horse racing and of course golf. Check out golf locator for northern Ireland counties here.