Ireland (locally: /ˈɑːrlənd/; RP: /ˈələnd/aɪərlənd/; Irish: Éire [ˈeːɾʲə]; Ulster-Scots:Airlann or Airlan [ˈɑːrlən]) is an island in the North Atlantic to the west of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the North Channel, the Irish Sea and St Georges Channel, and after which it is thelargest island of the British Isles archipelago. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth. (from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland)