आयर्लैंड यूरोप-महाद्वीपे पश्चिमे अस्ति. The island of Ireland, named Hibernia by the Romans, is 485 km (301 miles) from North to South and 275 km (171 miles) from East to West. Central lowlands are framed by hillier areas. The River Shannon, which runs from North-East to South-West, is the longest river, and there are a large number of lakes, of which Lough Neagh is the largest. The island's lush vegetation earns it the sobriquet "Emerald Isle." For more detailed information see: Geography of Ireland.