The Giant's Causeway
On the way back from Donegal, we detoured up the north coast of Ireland to see the famous, mystical and very lovely Giant’s Causeway.
We brought some beer and toasted the shores of Ireland, thinking back to all the times we’ve said goodbye at departures, or cried as we descended into Dublin airport. We are a family of emigrants in a long legacy of the departing Irish, and on this day we were happy to be home.
According to legend, the columns are the remains of a causeway built by a giant. The story goes that the Irish giant Fionn MacCool was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. Fionn accepted the challenge and built the causeway across the North Channel so that the two giants could meet. In one version of the story, Fionn defeats Benandonner. In another, Fionn hides from Benandonner when he realises that his foe is much bigger than he is. Fionn's wife, Oonagh, disguises Fionn as a baby and tucks him in a cradle. When Benandonner sees the size of the 'baby', he reckons that its father, Fionn, must be a giant among giants. He flees back to Scotland in fright, destroying the causeway behind him so that Fionn would be unable to chase him down
- Thanks Wikipedia