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Traveling in the Footsteps of Giants on the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland

Once upon a time there was an Irish giant named Finn MacCool who lived on the shores of Northern Ireland with his wife and infant. Finn was definitely a cool guy, but he was short, as giants go. He stood only 52-feet, 6 inches tall. Across the Sea of Moyle in Scotland lived…

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PHOTO: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland

Click on title to view photo in large format: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is one of the most popular sites along the Coastal Causeway in Northern Ireland. It was first built 350 years ago by Salmon fishermen, who used it to haul their catch from the Rocky Island to the mainland. Today the bridge…

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PHOTO: Portstewart Strand (Beach) in Northern Ireland

Click on title to view photo in large format: The golden sands of Portstewart Strand sweep more than two miles along the Coastal Causeway in Northern Ireland. In addition to being popular for surfing, body boarding, and swimming, the beach is also a favorite with bird watchers. With new toilets, external showers, improved…

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PHOTO: Newly Famous Ballintoy Harbour in Northern Ireland

Click on title to view photo in large format: Ballintoy Harbour sits at the foot of a narrow, steep road that descends to the sea from the Coastal Causeway in Northern Ireland. For years a sleepy little fishing wharf with a pocket beach, Ballintoy Harbour was lately made famous when it was used…

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PHOTO: Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

On the northeast tip of the island of Ireland lies a geologic formation so unique, so astonishing, that legends were created to explain its existence. The Giant’s Causeway, as it is known, was formed when a volcanic eruption was covered with newer layers of lava, placing the underlying material under extreme pressure. The…

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PHOTO: Whiterocks Coastal Park in Northern Ireland

Click on title to view photo in large format: Over the centuries, strong surf has eaten into the cliffs at Whiterocks Coastal Park, carving myriad caves and arches into the jagged white limestone. Where land has prevailed over ocean, stunning headlands like Shelagh’s Head, the Wishing Arch, Elephant Rock, and the Lion’s Paw,…

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