Holyhead (// ; Welsh: Caergybi Welsh pronunciation: [kɑːɨrˈɡəbi], "Cybi's fort") is a toun in Wales an a major Irish Sea port serving Ireland. It is an aw a community an the lairgest toun in the Isle o Anglesey coonty, wi a population o 13,659 at the 2011 census. Holyhead is on Holy Island, which is separated frae Anglesey bi a very nairae channel an wis oreeginally connected tae Anglesey via the Four Mile Brig an nou bi the Stanley Embankment.
In the mid-19t century, Lord Stanley, a local philanthropist, funded the building o a lairger causeway,[citation needit] kent locally as "The Cobb", it nou cairies the A5 an the railwey line. The A55 dual carriageway runs parallel tae the Cobb on a modren causeway.
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- "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 March 2018.