32 County Map Of Ireland

Free Map of Ireland with 32 counties of Ireland numbered and listed.

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Map of Counties in Ireland in alphabetical order

Map Of Ireland

32 county Map of Ireland

32 Counties Of Ireland

1. Antrim 2. Armagh 3. Carlow
4. Cavan 5. Clare 6. Cork
7. Derry 8. Donegal 9. Down
10. Dublin 11. Fermanagh 12. Galway
13. Kerry 14. Kildare 15. Kilkenny
16. Laois 17. Leitrim 18. Limerick
19. Longford 20. Louth 21. Mayo
22. Meath 23. Monaghan 24. Offaly
25. Roscommon 26. Sligo 27. Tipperary
28. Tyrone 29. Waterford 30. Westmeath
31. Wexford 32. Wicklow

Counties and Provinces of Ireland

Provinces Ireland Map

The four provinces of Ireland are Leinster (East), Ulster (North), Munster (South West, West) and Connaught (West).

Counties in the province of Connaught

County (Eng) County (Gaelic) County Town
Galway Gaillimh Galway
Leitrim Liatroim Carrick-on-Shannon
Mayo Maigh Eo Castlebar
Roscommon Ros Comán Roscommon
Sligo Sligeach Sligo

Counties in the province of Leinster

County (Eng) County (Gaelic) County Town
Carlow Ceatharlach Carlow
Dublin Baile Átha Cliath Dublin
Kildare Cill Dara Naas
Kilkenny Cill Chainnigh Kilkenny
Laois Laois Portlaoighise
Longford Longfort Longford
Louth Dundalk
Meath Trim
Offaly Ua Fáilghe Tullamore
Westmeath Iarmhí Mullingar
Wexford Loch Garman Wexford
Wicklow Cill Mhantáin Wicklow

Counties in the province of Munster

County (Eng) County (Gaelic) County Town
Clare Clár Ennis
Cork Corcaigh Cork
Kerry Ciarraí Tralee
Limerick Luimneach Limerick
Tipperary Tiobraid Arainn Clonmel
Waterford Port Lairge Waterford

Counties in the province of Ulster

County (Eng) County (Gaelic) County Town
Antrim Aontroim Belfast
Armagh Árd Mhacha Armagh
Cavan Cabhán Cavan
Down Dún Downpatrick
Fermanagh Fir Manach Enniskillen
Derry Doire Derry
Donegal Dún na nGall Lifford
Monaghan Muineacháin Monaghan
Tyrone Tir Eoghain Omagh

Blank Map Of Ireland

Please feel free to use these plain maps for your school projects and Irish geography quizzes. Click on the images to see a larger versions for printing in your browser.

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Outline Map Of Ireland – Ulster Counties

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Plain Map Of Ireland – Connaught

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Plain Map  - Leinster

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Blank Map of Munster

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Download These 5 Blank Maps For Free (PDF)

 

Province and County Maps of Ireland:

We will add individual maps of each Irish province. If they prove popular we will add maps for each county of Ireland.

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Tymon Park Tallaght

Tymon Park is a wonderful public amenity that provides an infrastructure for many recreational actives; is home to a diverse range of flora, a valuable environment for wildlife, and is a site of historical interest.

From a personal and family perspective, it’s a great place to visit for a ramble and picnic with the kids.

Tymon Park Lake

I’d like to start this article with a couple of points of immediate interest for those wishing to know more about Tymon Park. At the time of writing, the most recent addition to the park is the Fairy Forest Walk. Located on the Tymon North side of the park. The walk can be entered left of the car park, the trail through the wooded area covered with a layer of wood chippings provides a fairly clean and natural surface to walk upon.

An Enchanted Fairy Woodland Walk

Tymon Park Fairy Doors Woodland WalkAs you progress through the walk, you’ll soon spot the fairy doors mounted on trees on both sides of the walk. Each colourful door has an accompanying plaque hung below it, which displays in Irish and English information about the fairy that inhabits the tree. These charming additions to the woodland are provided by the Irish Fairy Door Company, and add a magical element for children who often leave raisins in the hope a fairy will enjoy them as a threat. I suppose sometimes birds find them first but what harm?

Further along the walk, if there is any small breeze, you’ll hear wood chimes softly sounding out from the tree tops. When you hear their music, you know you are close to a small picnic area with miniature table and chairs, perfect for little people to take a moment to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Beyond that the woodland walk opens onto a path which leads walkers back into the park with options to go either side of the lake where swans, ducks, and several other species of water bird like to splash around. There is also an area sectioned for the development of a children’s play park, the construction of which is earmarked for the near future.

Recreational Features

Besides park walks that are marked with kilometre signs, there are several weather proof exercise equipment for pull-ups, twisting, sit-ups, and leg stretches. Some park goers take these quiet seriously, while others like myself like to jump on when I think no one is watching. My kids seem to think I’m hilarious, and they enjoy playing on them too (showing me how to use them correctly of course, silly me…).

The paths are great for a ramble, and are popular with joggers, dog walkers and are also used as part of the trail for the running competitions that are regularly held in the park.

There are many football club houses in the park (I’ll get a full list of each club and update this section later), and several sports fields used for football, hurling, and soccer.

Tymon Park Allotments

Tymon Park also has an allotment area, again this is located on the Tymon North side of the park, beside the park mangers house. These are rented to gardening enthusiasts, and for the curious wanderer, you can take a peek into the allotment area by climbing up the ditch and spying though the fence. The gardeners seem to grow mostly vegetables with a few flowers here and there. I’m told there is a two year waiting list, so if you live in the area and are keen to find out how green your fingers are, you should probably put your name down now, and satisfy yourself with growing your own in your back garden or window box while you wait. If you’re eager to start now, I’m afraid you’ll have to look for other Dublin allotments rentals instead.

More About Tymon Park

Tymon Park Swan Bridge

I’m doing some research about this wonderful Dublin park, and will add to this page information about the historical sites, more about the flora and fauna of the park, a Tymon Park map, and look at how the park came to be developed.

Visit again soon.

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The Life and Work of Jack B. Yeats

Jack B. Yeats (29 August 1871 - 28 March 1957 )

Jack Butler Yeats, the fourth son or artist John Butler Yeats, bother of poet Wiliam Butler Yeats, was born 1871, London. Jack B spent most of his youth in County Sligo, living with his mothers parents William and Elizabeth Pollexfen. So influential was his early years in Sligo that Jack B said each painting he created had somewhere in it a thought of Sligo.

Yeats’ studied art in South Kensington, at the Government School of Design, then later he continued his education at the prestigious Westminster School of Art. His family had an affiliation with the sea, his grandfather William being a seaman, and they moved to the Devon coast. Yeats’ love of Ireland and Sligo brought him back to Ireland regularly.

Liffey Swim

In 1898, Yeats visited the grave of Theobold Wolf Tone, political leader of the United Irishmen, and there after his art subjects was exclusively of Ireland and the Irish people. In 1899, his body of work, Sketches of Life in the West of Ireland, was put on display in both Dublin and London.

Jack B started his career as an illustrator, working mostly in watercolour, with most of his artwork being print in books, magazines, posters, journals and theatrical productions.

Unlike many of his contemporaries, he did not subscribe to a particular art movement, and his work changed dramatically over the years, becoming less illustrative and more bold, abstract and energetic, responding to his subjects in a unique and very personal way.

The theme of his work was mostly of the West; the land, sea, race meetings, ordinary people in ordinary settings. He managed to reflect the depth, character and individuality of the people he painted, conveying emotion and their humanity.

Besides painting, Yeats was a prolific writer, and in his lifetime he completed six novels, numerous poems and several plays. He retained his interest in theatre, and in 1905 he joined playwright John Millington Synge in travels around the coast of Galway and Mayo and contributed to work on the the book The Aran Islander. Synges’ photographs of the island inhabitants greatly influenced much of his latter work of paintings of fishermen and scenes of roof thatching.

Work of Jack B YeatsYeats moved back to Ireland in 1910, typically taking residence by the sea in Greystones, County Wicklow.

It was a time of change in Ireland, as the country struggled to find it’s on sense of national identity. Yeats sympathy was with the Irish, and his own Irish Nationalism grew in the days leading to the 1916 Rising. Some of the works he regarded as his best included a painting titled A Political Meeting, and he wrote Bachelors Walk, in Memory as a memorial to a group of Irish people who had been shot down by British troops. Another work of this time was of fallen Fenian leader O’Donovan Rossa.

Later he located to Dublin city, and produced many works documenting the city and it’s people. His work from 1905 onward was, dramatic, strong, painting mostly in oils. The next two decades saw his work evolve into an impasto style with energetic brush marks and use of brighter colours. After 1940 he preferred to work with palette knife, rejecting the use of line, seeking to represent the emotion of an event rather than the form.

His work changed again after the passing of his wife in 1947, becoming more expressive, he used his fingers and palette knife, applying paint directly from the tube, passionately expressing emotion and optimism is bright colours. Yeats retained a keen interest in theatre throughout his entire life and was close friend of Synge and Samuel Beckett.

In 1957, Yeats died in Dublin, and was buried in Mounte Jerome Cemetery in Harold’s Cross on the south side of the city. His work earned him the title of most important Irish artist of the 20th century, and many of his paintings are exhibited in The National Gallery, Dublin.

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Ireland Vacations – Dingle Peninsula County Kerry

kite-surfing-inchSea Activities:
Surfing (read about my first time surfing!)
Kayaking
Scubba Diving
Swimming
See Fungie The Dingle Dolphin
Offshore Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Trip To The Blaskets

Indoor Activities:
Play At Height Dingle’s Indoor Climbing Wall
Ocean World
Ballyferriter Museum
Blasket Heritage Centre
Dingle’s Phoenix Cinema

Outdoor Activities:
Play At Heights Outdoor Rope Course
Hill Walking (Organised or Independent)
Cycling/Biking
Horse Riding
Bird Spotting

Dingle Peninsula Things To Do

There are lots of things to do and see on the Dingle Peninsula, no matter what your motivation for visiting is. Family vacations and holidays for couples are well catered for, with plenty of attractions for both.

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Tips For Visiting The Dingle Peninsula

It’s fair to say it will probably rain at some stage, so make sure you have good rain gear so you can get out and enjoy the peninsula without being put off by the weather. Of course, you might get lucky, so if you don’t want to bring rain gear with you, just pick it up there if needed. The other thing you should know is that most cafés and retail shops don’t open until 10am. I’ve often seen visitors walking around Dingle town or Annascaul village wondering where to get an early morning coffee, so keep the opening hours in mind.

Dingle Peninsula Activities

Since you’re on a peninsula, you can imagine that there are plenty of beaches to visit, and there is. The standard of cleanliness on these beaches tends to be very high, with most achieving the blue flag beach rating. For those visiting from abroad who are used to paying to access beaches, you’ll be happy to know it costs nothing to feel the sand between your toes on the Dingle Peninsula.

Watersports Lessons and Equipment Hire

Activities such as surfing, kayaking and boating have really caught on over the past six to eight years, and there are plenty of qualified water sports instructors offering lessons and equipment hire on several blue flag beaches around the peninsula. In my experience, the lessons are excellent and delivered to a high standard. The cost of lessons and or hiring equipment is affordable; for example a wetsuit and surfboard will cost you around €10 to hire for around 2 hours (the duration seems to be pretty flexible).

You can access surfing lessons and equipment hire on Inch Beach, and around Brandon. You can hire paddle boats, rowing boats and kayaks around the Maharee’s, Castlegregory.

For those who enjoy sea kayaking you can go on a tour from Dingle bay that will probably be joined by Dingles friendly Dolphin Fungie, who took up residence in Dingle Bay several decades ago and has become quiet a celebrity since. This guided kayak tour will bring you around the sandstone cliffs of Dingle where you’ll see views most visitors never see, including a trip through a sea cave for good measure.

Other water sports growing in popularity include windsurfing, kite surfing and paddle boarding. The people taking part in these activities tend to bring the their own equipment and are at an advanced skill level.

Hiking

There are countless walks and trails to explore on the Dingle Peninsula, like The Dingle Way, hikes over the mountains around Annascaul, and of course a climb of Mount Brandon. There are many more looped road walks and less challenging hill walks to explore.

If you’re visiting for the first time and want to do some hill/mountain hiking, it’s advisable to go out with an instructor. There are plenty of qualified and experienced walking guides around.

Dingle Peninsula Tours

The Dingle Peninsula was described as the ‘most beautiful place on earth’ by The National Geographic. It’s true that on a single day you can experience every season, and see amazing colours illuminating the land, sea and sky. Sometimes you just have to stop what you’re doing and take a moment to wonder at constantly changing scenes. It’s well worth taking a coach or bus tour of the peninsula. This is a great way to find out about this south westerly part of Ireland that is steeped in history and rich heritage.

New Tour Coming Soon!

We will shortly be announcing a new and unique heritage tour on this website so keep tuned.

Things To Do Indoors

Okay, on the off chance that the rain is down for a few days, you may wish to enjoy some indoor activities. Check out the Play At Heights indoor climbing walls. This is a popular facility that is suitable for children and adults, beginners and advanced climbers. I bring my 4 and 6 year old there regularly and they both enjoy climbing the wall. There’s also a soft play area that kids enjoy so it’s definitely worth checking out.

There is also the Dingle Ocean World, full of native and exotic fish, you get a day pass for your entrance fee and this is one the kids enjoy every time. Find out more here.

Ballyferriter Museum is a must visit for anyone interested in finding out more about the Dingle Peninsulas history and heritage.

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Dingle Videos Etc.

Featuring Media About The Dingle Peninsula

There are lots of videos about the Dingle Peninsula and I’ll feature many of them here at some stage. Here’s a few to get started with:

Scrogall TV

Below you can watch a community broadcast of Scrogall TV to catch up with all that’s been happening on the peninsula in recent times. There is a wealth of independent production talent on the peninsula as you can see for yourself by viewing the videos below! You can find out more about Scrogall TV at http://scrogalltv.blogspot.com/.

 

River of Shadows (the legend of Cuchulain)

Just released, this movie has been a year in the making, with zero budget and only the passion of the cast and crew to see it through. See the list of credits at the end for everyone involved. The story is based and shot at Annascaul Lake on the Dingle Peninsula. Get the popcorn, dim the lights and enjoy!

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