This Is Our Land


Ireland’s real coast, mapped

Via Coast Monkey:

Our marine territory extends far beyond our coastline encompassing 880,000 km2 and this huge area is more than 10 times our land mass. The map above shows this enormous area.

This map was developed by a joint venture by the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute, and it shows Ireland’s current designated Irish Continental Shelf, which is one of the largest seabed territories in Europe.

The continental shelf is the extension of a State’s territorial waters, where the natural land extends under the sea to the outer edge of the continental margin beyond 200 nautical miles from the coastline baseline.

Well, there goes plans for a second edition of the buke.

Damn you, Coast Monkey.

Ireland’s coast: Through the eyes of the map maker (CoastMonkey)

Earlier: Gas Man, Altogether

Thanks Spaghetti Hoop

17 thoughts on “This Is Our Land

  1. Daisy Chainsaw

    Oh wow, I’m being educated on a Friday afternoon… and I don’t mind at all! Thanks CoastMonkey!

  2. scottser

    i started typing a comment about how cool it would be to live under the sea.
    now i have ‘octopus’s garden’ running around my head. damn you friday, i must have beer!!!

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      I saw “under the sea” in your post and now I have “Under the Sea” from the Little Mermaid in my head!

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Ha! Me too. Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter (snigger) — under the sea!

      2. Spaghetti Hoop

        I was clearly in a far more rebellious mood and am humming “Rockall, Rockall…you’ll never fall….for Britain’s greedy hands……etc.”

    2. The Old Boy

      I am reminded of the old ditty written around the time Britain “annexed” Rockall:

      The fleet set sail for Rockall,
      Rockall, Rockall,
      To free the isle of Rockall,
      from fear of foreign thrall.
      We sped across the planet,
      to find this lump of granite,
      one rather startled Gannet,
      In fact, we found – Rockall!

  3. phil

    So will the Rockhall dispute with Britain escalate after Brexit , wasn’t much point arguing with them when we were all in the EU….

  4. Jimmey_russell

    ugh borders are stupid this belongs to everyone the EU should look after all of this for us

  5. samwise_gangee

    Now that we have it drawn up, we can put it on the market and blow the proceeds on extravagant socks…

  6. scottser

    Im involved in a boundary dispute with a neighbour at the moment and it is worth remembering that maps and surveys are deemed non conclusive in establishing legal title.
    That is all.

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