The Causeway Ireland

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Giants Causeway Ireland

Giant’s Causeway on the Northeast Coast is an area consisting of around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns.  This geological phenomenon is the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.  The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliffs edge and disappear into the depths of the water.  The site received its first international attention when Dublin artist Susanna Drury created watercolor paintings of it in 1739.  Giant’s Causeway is a haven for seabirds such as fulmar,petrel, cormorant, shag, redshank guillemot and razorbill, while the water bashed rock formations host a number of rare plants including sea spleenwort, hare’s foot trefoil, vernal squill, sea fescue, and frog orchid.

The area became a World Heritage Site in 1986 and is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland.  Giant’s Causeway was recently named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom.  The smell of the ocean, amazing cliffs, hills, and aquatic rock formations make this a great retreat for the family.  If you enjoy hiking, wildlife, and outdoor viewing Giants Causeway Ireland is certainly a place for you.