Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

The Giant’s Causeway lies at the foot of the basalt cliffs along the sea coast on the edge of the Antrim plateau in Northern Ireland. It is made up of massive hexagonal black basalt columns sticking out of the sea. The dramatic sight has inspired legends of giants striding over the sea to Scotland. My favourite explanation of how the Giant’s Causeway came to be lies in the legend of Finn McCool.  There are many sites that tell the different legions of Finn McCool.

Bill and I visited the site several years ago now, we were lucky to have a friend that lives there show us around and tell us all the old legends. It was a cool and rainy day when we were there and I would love to go back to spend more time, there was so much in the area we didn’t get a chance to see.

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7 thoughts on “Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

  1. Ireland is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen! The Western Coast (around Galway) is unbelievable in its beauty and striking landscapes. Thanks for reminding me how lovely this country is! = ) Great photo!

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