Friday, August 1, 2014

British Isles Friday


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Joy's Book Blog is hosting this weekly meme.

May 2007 - Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

The Giant's Causeway (known as Clochán an Aifir or Clochán na bhFomhórach in Irish and tha Giant's Causey in Ulster-Scots) is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.

It is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant's Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom











3 comments:

  1. beautiful place - I'd love to see it in person - thanks for sharing your photos!

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  2. Another blogger I follow was posting this week about her recent visit to the Giant's Causeway. I'd love to see the place for myself.

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  3. What beautiful rock formations. I didn't know about these!

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