Ireland is located in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, just west of Great Britain. Ireland’s only bordering country is Northern Ireland.
Over the years, the landscape has inspired poets and musicians. For instance, Johnny Cash’s romantic song, “40 Shades of Green” is about Ireland — and a girl from Ireland!
Often referred to as “The Emerald Isle,” Ireland’s beautiful green lush countryside is the reason for this charming nickname has gained popularity. However, the real story behind the origin of the nickname was William Drennan, an Irish poet, who used first the term, “The Emerald Isle” in his poem, “When Erin First Rose.”