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Encyclopedia > St George's Channel
Relief map of the Irish Sea. St George's Channel at the southern opening of the sea.
Relief map of the Irish Sea. St George's Channel at the southern opening of the sea.

St George's Channel (Welsh: Sianel San SiƓr, Irish Muir Bhreatan) is a channel connecting the Irish Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. Historically, the name encompassed all the waters between Ireland in the west, and Wales and the West Country in the east; thus the Bristol Channel opened into Saint George's Channel. The name is now usually applied only to the waters near the narrowest part of the channel, between Carnsore Point in Wexford and Saint David's Head in Pembrokeshire. The sea to the north is now simply considered the South Irish Sea; the sea to the south is considered part of the Celtic Sea. However, it remains common in Ireland to talk about a cross-channel trip, cross-channel soccer, etc., where "cross-channel" means "to/from Great Britain". Image File history File links A map of the Irish Sea Major ports shown in red. ... Image File history File links A map of the Irish Sea Major ports shown in red. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... In physical geography, a channel is the physical confine of a river, slough or ocean strait consisting of a bed and banks. ... Relief map of the Irish Sea. ... This article is about the country. ... The West Country is an informal term for the area of south-western England roughly corresponding to the modern South West England government region. ... Satellite view of the Bristol Channel Map of the Bristol Channel The Bristol Channel (Welsh: ) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from the West Country and extending from the lower estuary of the River Severn (Afon Hafren) to that part of the North... Carnsore Point in County Wexford, Ireland is famous for being the proposed location of the Nuclear Energy Board power plant which was to be built in the 1970s. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Pembrokeshire (Welsh: ) is a county in the southwest of Wales in the United Kingdom. ... Map of the Celtic Sea, an arm of the Atlantic. ...


Cape Cornwall at the south-western tip of Cornwall is where the St George's Channel meets the English Channel (a cape is where two channels of water meet). The St George's Channel coastline is the coastline of North Cornwall and North Devon in the West Country Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay in Wales and counties Wexford, Waterford and Cork in southern Ireland. Cape Cornwall, Englands only cape Cape Cornwall is a small headland in Cornwall, England, four miles north of Lands End near the village St Just. ... Satellite view of the English Channel The English Channel (French: (IPA: ), the sleeve) is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic. ... Pembrokeshire (Welsh: ) is a county in the southwest of Wales in the United Kingdom. ... The term Cardigan Bay, when used by itself, can refer to: A horse called Cardigan Bay A bay in Wales called Cardigan Bay A bay in Prince Edward Island called Cardigan Bay This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Look up cork in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Regular visitors to the St George's Channel coast include basking sharks, dolphins, porpoises, Atlantic grey seals, leather-back turtles, lobsters and other impressive marine life. They attracted by the clean, clear waters and good food supplies of the coastlines of the West Country, Wales and South-West Ireland. North Cornwall, around Porthcurno and St Ives is famous for its regular spottings of basking sharks, while Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay is internationally recognised as a haven for bottle nosed dolphins. Binomial name Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765) Range (in blue) The basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, is the second largest fish, after the whale shark. ... This article is about the dolphin mammal. ... Genera Neophocaena Phocoena - Harbor porpoises Phocoenoides - Dalls porpoises The porpoises are small cetaceans of the family Phocoenidae; they are related to whales and dolphins. ... Grey or gray (see spelling differences) is a color between white and black. ... Seal or SEAL can refer to: Seal, a device used to produce an official stamp as a symbol of authority. ... Turtles and terapins may mean: plural of turtle Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Turtles band Turtles band Turtles Music stores See also: Turtle (disambiguation) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Clawed lobsters comprise a family (Nephropidae) of large marine crustaceans. ... Aerial photo of Porthcurno Beach showing the Minack Theatre in the cliff face and Green Bay In the 19th Century Porthcurno was connected to the rest of the World by telegraph cables. ... One of these three places is famous for the nursery rhyme and riddle As I Was Going to St Ives though it is not entirely clear which. ...


The name is said to derive from a 14th-century legend that Saint George had voyaged to Roman Britain from the Byzantine Empire. The legend said he approached Britain via the channel that bears his name. This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... Saint-George is a municipality with 695 inhabitants (as of 2003) in the district of Aubonne in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. ... Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between 43 and 410. ... It has been suggested that Eastern Roman Empire be merged into this article or section. ...


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