- St George's Channel
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St George's Channel (Welsh: "Sianel San Siôr", Irish "Muir Bhreatan") is a channel connecting the
Irish Seato the north and the Atlantic Oceanto the southwest. Historically, the name encompassed all the waters between Irelandin the west, and Walesand the West Countryin the east; thus the Bristol Channelopened into Saint George's Channel. The name is now usually applied only to the waters near the narrowest part of the channel, between Carnsore Pointin Wexfordand Saint David's Headin 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". Cape Cornwallat 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 Pembrokeshireand Cardigan Bayin Wales and counties Wexford, Waterfordand Cork in southern Ireland.
Regular visitors to the St George's Channel coast include
basking sharks, dolphins, porpoises, Atlantic grey seals, leather-back turtles, lobstersand 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 Porthcurnoand 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.
The name is said to derive from a 14th-century legend that
Saint Georgehad voyaged to Roman Britainfrom the Byzantine Empire. The legend said he approached Britain via the channel that bears his name.
North Channel (British Isles)
Straits of Moyle
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