The meridian 8° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.
The 8th meridian west forms a great circle with the 172nd meridian east.
From Pole to Pole
Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 8th meridian west passes through:
Ordnance Survey Ireland
The Irish grid reference system uses the point 53°30′N 8°0′W as its true origin.