The Giant's Causeway In Northern Ireland

I'm back in time and posting one more post about our time in Ireland. According to Wikipedia: The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It was declared aWorld Heritage Site in 1986. Legend has it that the Irish warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool) built the causeway to walk to Scotland to fight his Scottish counterpart Benandonner. One version of the legend tells that Fionn fell asleep before he got to Scotland. When he did not arrive, the much larger Benandonner crossed the bridge looking for him. To protect Fionn, his wife Oonagh laid a blanket over him so he could pretend that he was actually their baby son. In a variation, Fionn fled after seeing Benandonner's great bulk, and asked his wife to disguise him as the baby. In both versions, when Benandonner saw the size of the 'infant', he assumed the alleged father, Fionn, must be gigantic indeed. Therefore, Benandonner fled home in terror, ripping up the Causeway in case he was followed by Fionn.


It's one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland.




I think I mentioned previously that Erin and I took a bus trip up to see some of these sights in Northern Ireland. Well, we're on the bus driving along some of the most gorgeous green countryside and what is our bus driver playing for us to listen to? Shania Twain. The entire way. Hahaha, Erin and I just had to laugh because we were imagining some sort of celtic music or Braveheart songs, but not Shania Twain. haha, oh gotta love it.



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