Ireland is the third largest island in Europe, and takes the twentieth place in the world by its magnitude. It lies to the northwest of Continental Europe and is surrounded by dozens of smaller islands and islets. The Irish Sea separates Ireland from the island of Great Britain. As Ireland is a tourist country it's important to know that Armagh is an ecclesiastical capital of Ireland. One of the most visited places and now a mpjor tourism center is Dublin Castle that is a seat of British rule. If you come to ireland be sure to visit Phoenix Park, the largest inner city park in the world. Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland that was founded by Queen Elizabeth I and that is a home of the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow. Kilkenny is Ireland's most characterful medieval city with its Kilkenny Castle that used to be a meeting place of the Confederate Ireland government in the 1640s. Limerick is now also a place of interest in Ireland as it is a quickly improving modern city in the midwest. Besides there are lots of beautiful lakes in Ireland such as Lough Owel and Lough Ennell which are often visited by tourists and citizens of the country.