Celtic
Irish
Eire

Ireland Maps

Celtic
Irish
Eire

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.

About Ireland Index

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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Northern IrelandRepublic of Ireland Map
Ireland & Northern Ireland 

 

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.

Irish Sign

Ireland Maps - Irish Sign


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 Road Sign

Ireland Maps - Road Sign in the Republic
(Town Names are in Irish and distance is measured in Kilometres)

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!

Deer Road Sign

Ireland is full of wildlife including lots of Deer!

Ireland Maps

  • Maps showing famous Irish Landmarks

  • Road Maps

  • Northern Ireland Maps

  • Southern Ireland Maps

  • Maps showing Major Historical Events

Map of Ireland Image

 

Ireland Maps - Pictures and Videos
Discover the vast selection of pictures relating to Maps and illustrating the different counties that make up the country of Ireland. Maps of Northern and Southern Ireland. The pictures show the different maps as well as county flags and county symbols. A great resource for all ages. Useful as an educational history resource for kids and children of all ages as well as those wanting to learn more about the history and meaning of individual counties. We have included pictures and videos to accompany the main topic within the maps section. The videos enable fast access to the images and pictures together with information and many historical facts. All of the articles, maps and pages can be accessed via the about Ireland Index - a great educational resource for everyone!
 

Ireland Map - Picture of Typical Irish Country Road

Ireland Maps - Picture of a typical Irish Road in County Donegal

 

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