Irish Sea

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The Irish Sea (Muir Éireann / An Mhuir Mheann, Y Keayn Yernagh, Erse Sie, Muir Èireann, Ulster-Scots: Airish Sea, Môr Iwerddon, Mor Iwerdhon) separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain; linked to the Celtic Sea in the south by St George's Channel, and to the Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland in the north by the North Channel, also known as the Straits of Moyle.wikipedia
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Ireland

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The Irish Sea (Muir Éireann / An Mhuir Mheann, Y Keayn Yernagh, Erse Sie, Muir Èireann, Ulster-Scots: Airish Sea, Môr Iwerddon, Mor Iwerdhon) separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain; linked to the Celtic Sea in the south by St George's Channel, and to the Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland in the north by the North Channel, also known as the Straits of Moyle.
It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel.

England

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The countries that are on its shoreline are, Scotland on the north, England on the east, Wales on the southeast, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on the west.
The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest.

Scotland

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The countries that are on its shoreline are, Scotland on the north, England on the east, Wales on the southeast, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on the west. To the north, the connection is through the North Channel between Scotland and Northern Ireland and the Malin Sea.
It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Wales

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The countries that are on its shoreline are, Scotland on the north, England on the east, Wales on the southeast, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on the west. The Norman invasion of Ireland took place in stages during the late 12th century from Porthclais near St. Davids, Wales, in Hulks, Snekkars, Keels and Cogs to Wexford Harbour, Leinster.
It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.

Republic of Ireland

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The countries that are on its shoreline are, Scotland on the north, England on the east, Wales on the southeast, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on the west. Northern Ireland ports handle 10 e6t of goods trade with the rest of the United Kingdom annually; the ports in the Republic of Ireland handle 7.6 e6t, representing 50% and 40% respectively of total trade by weight.
It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, St George's Channel to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east.

Isle of Man

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Anglesey, Wales, is the largest island in the Irish Sea, followed by the Isle of Man. Cardigan Bay in the south, and the waters to the east of the Isle of Man, are less than 50 m deep. There is also a connection between Liverpool and Belfast via the Isle of Man or direct from Birkenhead.
The Isle of Man (Mannin, also Ellan Vannin ), sometimes referred to simply as Mann, is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland.

St George's Channel

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The Irish Sea (Muir Éireann / An Mhuir Mheann, Y Keayn Yernagh, Erse Sie, Muir Èireann, Ulster-Scots: Airish Sea, Môr Iwerddon, Mor Iwerdhon) separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain; linked to the Celtic Sea in the south by St George's Channel, and to the Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland in the north by the North Channel, also known as the Straits of Moyle.
St George's Channel (Sianel San Siôr, Muir Bhreatan ) is a sea channel connecting the Irish Sea to the north and the Celtic Sea to the southwest.

Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion
Cardigan Bay in the south, and the waters to the east of the Isle of Man, are less than 50 m deep.
Cardigan Bay (Bae Ceredigion) is a large inlet of the Irish Sea, indenting the west coast of Wales between Bardsey Island, Gwynedd in the north, and Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire at its southern end.

United Kingdom

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Northern Ireland ports handle 10 e6t of goods trade with the rest of the United Kingdom annually; the ports in the Republic of Ireland handle 7.6 e6t, representing 50% and 40% respectively of total trade by weight.
The Irish Sea separates Great Britain and Ireland.

Wirral Peninsula

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In 1690 the English fleet set sail for the Williamite War in Ireland from Hoylake, Wirral, the departure becoming permanently known as King's Gap as a result.
The roughly rectangular peninsula is about 15 mi long and 7 mi wide and is bounded by the River Dee to the west that forms a boundary with Wales, the River Mersey to the east, and the Irish Sea to the north.

Holyhead

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Holyhead port handles most of the passenger traffic from Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ports, as well as 3.3 e6t of freight.
Holyhead (Caergybi, "Cybi's fort") is a town in Wales and a major Irish Sea port serving Ireland.

St David's Head

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St Davids Head (Penmaen Dewi) is a headland in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, southwest Wales, which marks the divide between the Irish Sea and the Celtic Sea.

Hoylake

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In 1690 the English fleet set sail for the Williamite War in Ireland from Hoylake, Wirral, the departure becoming permanently known as King's Gap as a result.
The town is located at the north western corner of the Wirral Peninsula, near to the town of West Kirby and where the River Dee estuary meets the Irish Sea.

Malin Sea

Malin
To the north, the connection is through the North Channel between Scotland and Northern Ireland and the Malin Sea.
It is connected to the Irish Sea by the North Channel, and overlaps the Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland.

Liverpool

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There is also a connection between Liverpool and Belfast via the Isle of Man or direct from Birkenhead.
Since Roman times, the nearby city of Chester on the River Dee had been the region's principal port on the Irish Sea.

Carnsore Point

Carnsore
This headland is Ireland's southern limit point of the Irish Sea.

Great Britain

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The Irish Sea (Muir Éireann / An Mhuir Mheann, Y Keayn Yernagh, Erse Sie, Muir Èireann, Ulster-Scots: Airish Sea, Môr Iwerddon, Mor Iwerdhon) separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain; linked to the Celtic Sea in the south by St George's Channel, and to the Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland in the north by the North Channel, also known as the Straits of Moyle.
The North Channel, Irish Sea, St George's Channel and Celtic Sea separate the island from the island of Ireland to its west.

Dublin Port

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Holyhead port handles most of the passenger traffic from Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ports, as well as 3.3 e6t of freight.
Roll-on/roll-off passenger ferry services run regularly across the Irish Sea to Holyhead in Wales, Liverpool in England and in the summer months and at Christmas to Douglas, Isle of Man.

Caernarfon Bay

Carnarvon Bay
The Caernarfon Bay basin contains up to 7 km3 of Permian and Triassic syn-rift sediments in an asymmetrical graben that is bounded to the north and south by Lower Paleozoic massifs.
Caernarfon Bay (occasionally Caernarvon Bay) is an inlet of the Irish Sea defined by the Llŷn peninsula and Anglesey.

Douglas Complex

Douglas gas field
After initial processing at the Douglas Complex the gas is piped by subsea pipeline to the Point of Ayr gas terminal for further processing.
The Douglas Complex is a 54 m high system of three linked platforms in the Irish Sea, 24 km off the North Wales coast.

Shipping Forecast

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North West England

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North West England is bounded to the east by the Pennines and to the west by the Irish Sea.

Blackpool

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The town is on the Irish Sea, between the Ribble and Wyre estuaries, 15 mi northwest of Preston, 27 mi north of Liverpool, 28 mi northwest of Bolton and 40 mi northwest of Manchester.

Point of Ayr

Point of Ayr CollieryPoint of Ayr Gas Terminal
After initial processing at the Douglas Complex the gas is piped by subsea pipeline to the Point of Ayr gas terminal for further processing.
It is to the southwest of the Liverpool Bay area of the Irish Sea.

St Davids

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The Norman invasion of Ireland took place in stages during the late 12th century from Porthclais near St. Davids, Wales, in Hulks, Snekkars, Keels and Cogs to Wexford Harbour, Leinster.
The Irish Sea includes a large number of offshore rocks and islands and is notorious for strong tides.