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June 7th, 2017
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland #travel

I’ve always wanted to visit the Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Island. It is a mysterious place, full of myths and legends about Finn McCool an Irish giant who was at war with a Scottish giant called Benandonner. Some quick thinking by Finn McCool’s wife saved the day and the Scottish giant retreated back to Scotland. Here is a video showing the story of the two giants.

Giants Causeway Visitors Centre – The Myth of Finn McCool from The Pond Studio on Vimeo.

While I adored the legend about giants, the truth is more scientific with the hexagonal stones formed after a volcanic eruption millions of years ago. Scientists say there were three distinct eruptions, which formed the Lower, Middle and Upper Basalts.

It is a fascinating place to explore and I enjoyed exploring the rock formations.

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A fascinating place to visit, especially if you pick a quiet time without many tourists.

2 comments to “Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland #travel”

  1. Oh wow, that’s a really neat looking place.


  2. Mary, it is impressive. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the rocks and the different formations blew me away. I love the mythology behind it too.