Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Picture of Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Time for another shot of the Giant’s Causeway.  According to legend, the causeway was built by Finn McCool so he could walk to Scotland and fight a warrior called Benandonner. For some reason, Finn didn’t arrive, so the much larger Benandonner crossed the bridge looking for him. When Finn’s wife Oonagh saw the size of the Scottish warrior, she disguised Finn as a baby in order to protect him. Benandonner saw the size of Finn’s ‘son’, and, assuming Finn must be truly gigantic, fled home in terror, ripping up the causeway behind him to avoid being followed.

I’m not sure what the moral of this story is, except that brains beats brawn every time. And possibly that if you are going to build a gigantic stone bridge between two countries in order to pick a fight, you should find out how large the guy is first.

18 thoughts on “Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

  1. I have to say that I have been to the Giant’s Causeway and I have seen many photographs of it, but yours is the nicest I have ever seen – if fact it looks better than it did to me in person.

  2. Every time I see this, I think of the video game from the 1980’s, ‘Q-bert.’
    Beautiful photograph and reminds me of why I want to take a driving tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  3. Fantastic photo – lucky to get the place without other people walking into your shots! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment 🙂 – Just a note – some of your other photos aren’t showing any more?

    • Thanks Lu, I had to wait a while. Yeah, I used to have my pictures externally hosted, and then they went and changed something, and now the older shots only show up about half the time. I’m still working my way back through the archives to move all the pictures – thanks for reminding me I need to get back on that this weekend!

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