How many miles is it around the coast of Ireland?
Many people dream of taking scenic coastal route known as ‘The Wild Atlantic Way’ to experience Ireland, but at around 1600 miles in length, you want to be sure you have enough time to take it all in. To really get the most of driving the entire Wild Atlantic Way, you may need up to three weeks!
The Relative Size of Ireland
The island of Ireland covers 84,431 square kilometers (32,599 square miles). At its widest the island is about 280 km (174 mi). At its longest (north-south) it is 486 km (302 mi).
How long across is Ireland?
Well quite a lot! Ireland is a very small but beautifully formed country. 280 km (175 miles) wide and 486 km (300 miles) long to be exact! This makes it about the size of South Carolina or Maine so you can cover a lot in 7 days.
What is Ireland’s nickname?
The Emerald Isle
Whatever the exact origins of The Emerald Isle as a poetic name for Ireland it soon gained huge circulation in both Irish and English literature and poetry — and even in opera.
Is Ireland bigger than Scotland?
In short, Scotland is a part of Great Britain, but Ireland is not. Excluding North Ireland that is a constituent of the United Kingdom, Scotland is bigger than Ireland in terms of total area.
Is Ireland smaller than New York City?
New York is far larger in area, with 54,475 square miles as opposed to Ireland’s 32,599 square miles.