The Republic of Ireland is a country that occupies most of the island of Ireland, which is located to the west from the British Islands, at the northeastern shores of the Atlantic Ocean, also bordered by the Irish Sea and Celtic Sea.
The physical features can be described by the central valleys and basins, and their surrounding mountain ranges near the coast line. The Shannon Basin and the Boyne Valley are the area of the two principal rivers of the central plains. The Wicklow mountains separate them from the Irish Sea on the east, reaching a height of 925 meters with the peak named Lugnaquilla, and also hosts one of the six National Parks of the country.
The remaining five National Parks can be found by the Wild Atlantic Way, which is a spectacular tourist trail running on the full length of the western Atlantic coast. Mountain ranges in this ara include the Ox Mountains, the Nephin Beg, and the MacGillycuddy's Reeks, which is the parent mountain of the country's highest elevation, Carrauntoohill, just over 1000 meters.
The longest river is the Shannon, which empties to the Atlantic next to the Silvermines range. The Boyne river flows in a northeast direction from the central regions, and ends in the Irish Sea just above Dublin. The Barrow river turns to the south and enters the Celtic Sea together with the Blackwater river. The largest lakes of the country is Lough Corrib, located not far from the Galway Bay in the western territories.