Wait a minute, what is Giant's Causeway? Where does the name come from? According to scientists, after volcanic eruptions, strange-looking columns appeared on the Coast of Country Antrim. Well, the Seanchai, or Irish story-teller, has a different tale to tell. One of the legends is that the Causeway was built by a gentle giant, Fionn MacCumhain, or Finn McCool, and he fell in love with a lady giant who lived on the Scottish island of Staffa. Therefore, in order to bring her home to Ireland, he built the Causeway. What is crazy is that there actually is a similar but smaller collection of the strange columns on Staffa's coastline. Also, geographically, Ireland and Scotland were much closer a long time ago than they are today. There are different legends and different versions of the story, too!
Dunluce Castle, located really close to a headland that plunges straight into the sea along the North Antrim coast, was the headquarters of the MacDonnell Clan. There is archaeological evidence of a village that surrounded the castle, which was destroyed by fire in 1641. Sinking colony ship that broke up on the rocks of Islay, the 5th largest Scottish island, in 1857 with the loss of 240 lives was known to be witnessed on this castle. The castle was distorted by the nature when part of the castle fell into the sea one night in 1639, and it was abandoned shortly afterwards. While there is evidence that parts of the castle date back to the 14th century, the first record of it is from 1513 when it belonged to the MacQuillans.
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