Hello, my name is Anna. This blog is about all the beautiful islands around the world.

116 ireland

We've already had here a card from a small Irish island, and now it's finally time for something sent from the main island.

Ireland is the second largest island of the British Isles after Great Britain, the third largest in Europe and the twentieth largest on Earth. It is divided between the Republic of Ireland, which covers 5/6 of the island, and Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom.

The Irish name of the island is Éire, derived from the Old Irish word Ériu, which was the name of a Gaelic goddess. There is also the poetic name for the island – Erin, as in e.g. “Erin go bragh”, a slogan from the 1798 revolution, most often translated as "Ireland forever"; and of course - the “Emerald Isle”, a nickname given to Ireland thanks to its green scenery.

Adam, who sent this card, has travelled nearly all over the island. He mentioned that it is full of unique sceneries; with especially beautiful coast, where you can see not only picturesque beaches but also impressive cliffs, such as the Cliffs of Moher. I will tell you more about them next time, since I also got another card from there. :)

Just like the cards from Denmark or Britain, this is another beautiful map, showing many characteristic points of the island. There are of course the Cliffs, famous buildings, favourite drinks and food, but as I said — this is not the last card I got from Ireland, so more details about the Emerald Island are coming soon!

“Céad Mile Fáilte” - A hundred thousand welcomes!

Thank you Adam!


Republic of Ireland/UK
in the North Atlantic
biggest city
postcard sent
postcard received
distance travelled
~1901 km
sent from

source: Rob Phillips
source: ilovebutter


  1. Widzę, że kolejna świetna mapka :) I to z Irlandii, ekstra. Mam tylko jedną pocztówkę z tego państwa, ale na razie nie szukałam nikogo do wymiany w sumie z tych rejonów.

    1. Ja z kolei bardzo długo czekałam na pierwszą kartkę z Irlandii, wcześniej też chyba bardziej skupiłam się na szukaniu mniej 'oczywistych' wysp,
      ale teraz mam już chyba aż 6 kartek, i mogłabym wymieniać się bez końca, wszystkie są takie piękne ;)!



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