Irish Sea

The Irish Sea (Irish: Muir Éireann, Scottish Gaelic: Muir Èireann, Manx: Y Keayn Yernagh, Welsh: Môr Iwerddon, Scots: Erse Sea, Ulster-Scots: Airish Sea) separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain. It is connected to the Celtic Sea in the south by St George's Channel, and to the Atlantic Ocean in the north by the North Channel. Anglesey is the largest island within the Irish Sea, followed by the Isle of Man. The sea is occasionally, but rarely, referred to as the Manx Sea (Irish: Muir Meann, Manx: Mooir Vannin, Scottish Gaelic: Muir Mhanainn).

The sea is of significant economic importance to regional trade, shipping and transport, fishing, and power generation in the form of wind power and nuclear plants. Annual traffic between Great Britain and Ireland amounts to over 12 million passengers and 17 million tonnes of traded goods.

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    I hope you will not be washed away by the Irish sea.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    us burning plains,
    Bristled with cities, us the sea received.
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

    The Irish are a fair people; they never speak well of one another.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)