On this day we took a bus tour of the Antrim Coast, which was absolutely breathtaking! The bus conveniently left from right in front of our hostel. The tour guide narrated everything and told us about the history of what we would be seeing. Did you know that Belfast is where the Titanic was built? He explained that "The Irish take responsibility for nothing. It was fine when it left!" haha
Giants Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.
The famous legend concerns two rival giants, Benandonner, who lived in Scotland, and Finn MacCool in Ireland. MacCool was a relatively small giant at 52 feet (about 16 meters), and the two giants would shout across the sea to each other demanding a trial of strength.
Finn MacCool decided to build a rocky path across the sea between the two countries to enable the contest to begin, but exhausted by the work, he fell asleep on the causeway and was found by his giant wife Oonagh. Suddenly she saw Benandonner approaching, who was truly a huge giant. Knowing that Finn would be no match for the huge giant, she placed a coat on top of the sleeping Finn.
Benandonner demanded to know where Finn was. Oonagh replied by pointing at the sleeping Finn and saying, "Be quiet or you will wake my child." Seeing this, Benandonner had second thoughts. If that was the size of their child, how big would Finn be? He ran back to Scotland, smashing the causeway in his trail.