Ireland on europe map. This map shows where ireland is located on the europe map. Yet beyond the blarney is an island packed with an eclectic range of attractions from stately homes and luxury spa retreats to windswept surfing beaches and music festivals. After more than seven centuries of anglo irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions ireland and britain were on paper politically united in 1800 by the act of union however countrywide unrest was still on the front burner. With its emerald green landscapes friendly locals and pints of the black stuff ireland more than lives up to its fabled image abroad.