North Channel

The low-profile straits – The Sea of Moyle


There is a Sea, next to Ireland that I never heard of –¬† What a surprise! I had always presumed that only one label existed – the North Channel – but the¬†Straits of Moyle (Sruth na Maoile in Irish and Scottish Gaelic) or Sea of Moyle sits in the North Channel between northeastern County Antrim and the Mull of Kintyre. The distance between the two shores is approximately 12 miles (20 km) at its closest point, and thus it is possible to see across in clear weather conditions.

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