Does anyone know where I can get shapefiles for the country border of the Republic of Ireland?

Ideally I would like these to be in British National Grid (BNG) projection, as I have to show these on a map which includes Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

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    You can download Ireland shapefiles from DIVA-GIS by selecting Ireland as Country and Administrative areas as Subject. These come in a .zip file which when extracted, will give you shapefiles of two levels. For boundaries, you can use "IRL_adm0.shp". Note that the projection for these shapefiles are in EPSG:4326 so you will need to reproject them using a conversion or GIS software.
    – Joseph
    Aug 3, 2016 at 9:44
  • I'd get them from gadm: gadm.org/country - I don't know how often the DIVA-GIS data are updated, but there's no South Sudan. GADM does have South Sudan. Not that it's part of Ireland, but anyway...
    – Spacedman
    Aug 3, 2016 at 11:13
  • DIVA-GIS data saus its GADM version 1.0 - GADM is now up to version 2.8, so I'd say use that for admin boundaries.
    – Spacedman
    Aug 3, 2016 at 11:21
  • You can also find a copy here arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=ae74a8497a1041669a9d2165a0f450b6 has a copy of the admin boundaries of Ireland and N. Ireland. You will have to reproject using GIS software.
    – ed.hank
    Nov 7, 2016 at 16:24

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Here you can download the Republic of Ireland boundaries: http://census.cso.ie/censusasp/saps/boundaries/ED_SA%20Disclaimer1.htm

I don't think they're in BNG projection, but you might convert it I guess.


Don't know if this is what you are looking for


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