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Have You Heard the Myth of the Giant’s Causeway?

Discover the story of the Giant’s Causeway!

This striking landscape is known as one of the most incredible natural wonders in the world and is located in Northern Ireland.

The Giant Causeways story is fascinating. Legend says that a giant named Finn McCool was once living in Northern Ireland, also referred to as Fionn Mac Cumhaill. And one day another giant named Benandonner was threatening Ireland from across the Irish Sea, living in Scotland. Finn wanted to protect Ireland and reacted by ripping huge chunks from the Antrim coastline and then throwing them into the sea. This created a path, now known as the Giant’s Causeway, that led to Finn to Benandonner.

Although Finn McCool travelled across in confidence he found that Benandonner was actually a humungous giant and was much larger than him. Finn sees Benandonner and decides that it would not be a good idea to stay on the island and rushes back to Ireland in order to prevent a fight that he couldn’t win. His wife quickly thinks of a great idea which is to disguise Finn as a baby.

As Benandonner makes his way across the causeway to Ireland he notices ‘the baby’ and notes that if the baby is that big then the father must be even bigger than Benandonner. The thought of the father causes Benandonner to become ridden with fear and he begins to run back to Scotland whilst ripping away as much of the causeway he can at the same time in order to separate Ireland and Scotland as much as he could.

And this is the story of the Giant’s Causeway.

If you want to see this in person there are plenty of tours available to book which we will link below for you to check out!

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