Ireland is split into 2 countries, Northern
Ireland, which consists of 6 counties and is part of the United Kingdom, and the
Republic of Ireland, which consists of 26 counties and covers
about 4/5ths of the island.
The Republic of Ireland severed it's links to the UK and was
officially declared a republic in 1949, although in reality the
severance started at the beginning of the 20th century.
We have divided Ireland into 5 areas listed below.