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(c) Connaught (western midlands): Counties Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo.(d) Munster (south-western division): Counties Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford.The capital city and port of Dublin lies a little south of the central point of the eastern coast, at the head of a bay which marks a sudden change in the coastal formation.Southward from its northern horn, the rocky headland of Howth, the coast is generally steep, occasionally sheer, and the mountains of county Wicklow approach it closely. the mountains close down again, and the narrow inlet or fjord of Carlingford Lough separates the abrupt heights of the Carlingford and Mourne Mountains.inland, and these conditions obtain nearly to Fair Head, the north-eastern extremity of the island.Here the coast turns westward, changing suddenly to sheer cliffs, where the basaltic formation intrudes its strange regular columns, most finely developed in the famous Giant’s Causeway.
Every variety of form is seen, from steep flat-topped table-mountains as near Loughs Neagh and Erne, to peaks such as those of the Twelve Pins or Bens of Connemara.Instead, a series of small, isolated clusters of mountains, reaching from the coast to an extreme distance of some 70 m.