Ireland

The city of Dublin lies closest to which body of water? 6. Is County Clare completely landlocked? 7. Is County Offaly in the north, central, or south of Ireland? 8.
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Ireland

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Ireland Map Study Answer the following questions below as you study the map of Ireland. You may want to do the map study once a day for a few days until you are sure you know the map well. Then move on to the geography drill on the next two pages.

1.

What is the northernmost county in Ireland?

2.

What are the names of the five bodies of water surrounding Ireland?

3.

What is the southernmost county in Ireland?

4.

Is County Mayo in the northeast, northwest, southeast, or southwest of Ireland?

5.

The city of Dublin lies closest to which body of water?

6.

Is County Clare completely landlocked?

7.

Is County Offaly in the north, central, or south of Ireland?

8.

How many counties border Northern Ireland?

9.

The Saint Georges Channel lies to the northeast, northwest, southeast, or southwest of Ireland?

10.

County Galway lies beside what body of water?

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Ireland Geography Drill Now that you are familiar with the map of Ireland, use it to answer the following questions. See if you can answer them all in less than five minutes. Once you are done, set the map and drill aside for a few days. Try the drill again and see if you can still do it in less than five minutes. Can you get your time down to less than three minutes? Less than two minutes?

1.

Which county borders Northern Ireland, the Atlantic Ocean, and the North Channel?

2.

Which county borders the Saint Georges Channel?

3.

Which county borders County Galway and County Longford?

4.

Which county borders the Irish Sea and holds the capital of Ireland?

5.

Which two counties border Northern Ireland and are completely landlocked?

6.

Which county borders the Atlantic Ocean, County Galway and County Tipperary?

7.

Which county borders the Atlantic Ocean and has its capital in Castlebar?

8.

Which county borders the Irish Sea to the East and County Westmeath to the West?

9.

What landlocked county is on County Waterford’s northern border?

10.

What two counties border County Laois and have a name identical to the name of their capitals?

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11.

What county borders County Kerry, and has the same name as a type of a poem?

12.

What county’s capital is Carrick-on-Shannon?

13.

What county borders both County Clare and County Mayo?

14.

What landlocked county borders County Wicklow and has a capital named Naas?

15.

Which county borders the Celtic Sea and County Cork?

16.

Which county has a capital of Mullingar?

17.

Which county is on Northern Ireland’s southern border but is not landlocked?

18.

Which of the two counties that border both County Mayo and County Leitrim, is the northernmost?

19.

Which county’s capital is Portlaoise?

20.

Which county’s capital is Tullamore?

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Ireland Map Study Answer Key 1.

County Donegal

2.

Atlantic Ocean, North Channel, Irish Sea, Saint Georges Channel, Celtic Sea

3.

County Cork

4.

Northwest

5.

Irish Sea

6.

No

7.

Central

8.

Five

9.

Southeast

10.

Atlantic Ocean Ireland Geography Drill Answer Key

1.

County Donegal

2.

County Wexford

3.

County Roscommon

4.

County Dublin

5.

County Cavan and County Monaghan

6.

County Clare

7.

County Mayo

8.

County Meath

9.

County Tipperary

10.

County Kilkenny and County Carlow

11.

County Limerick

12.

County Leitrim

13.

County Galway

14.

County Kildare

15.

County Waterford

16.

County Westmeath

17.

County Louth

18.

County Sligo

19.

County Laois

20.

County Offaly

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