Ireland is separated from Great
Britain by Saint Georges Channel on the southeast, the Irish Sea on the east, and the
North Channel on the northeast. Politically, the island is divided into Northern Ireland,
a constituent part of Great Britain, and the Republic of Ireland, formerly Eire.
coast of Ireland is comparatively regular and has few deep indentations; the western coast
is fringed by drowned or submerged valleys, steep cliffs, and hundreds of small islands
torn from the mainland mass by the powerful forces of the Atlantic. The chief
physiographic features are a region of lowlands, occupying the central and east central
sections, and a complex system of low mountain ranges, lying between the lowlands and the
periphery of the island.
Ireland has it's own special idea of beers. Stout, a dark beer is far more popular than
traditional English ale. The most popular brands being Guinness, Beamish and Murphys.