In Northern Ireland, near Bushmills, exist a place of giant beauty. In fact, the Giant’s Causeway is a World Heritage Place for its over 40,000 basalt columns. This columns were the result of a volcanic event.
The mafic igneous rock is rich in iron and magnesium. The shape and its properties of each column are due to the process of cooling, 60 million years ago. The importance of this area lies not only in its beauty for nature lovers. It conforms a particular coastal habitat for many species, both terrestrial and marine. In addition, its volcanic nature opens new horizons for microbial ecologists.
But there is a celtic legend associated. The legend is about giants. The autochthons explain that one day an argue starts between the Irish giant Finn McCool and the Scottish giant Benandonnar.
McCool decided to build a causeway to Scotland for challenge his adversary in a battle. He joined North Antrim and Staffa. When Benandonner came, McCool realized that the Scottish giant was a rival much bigger than himself. Worried sought advice from his wife Oona. She disguised him as a baby and told Benandonnar that this was her child. The Scottish giant thought that if the son was so huge, his father must be too much. He abandoned his purpose of finding the giant returning home.
For all these reasons, it is a destination worth visiting, if liabilities and bank account allow, at least once in life.