Sunday, July 12, 2015

From Trim to the Antrim Coast and the Giant's Causeway

The next phase of our trip was to travel north to the Antrim coast of Northern Ireland. Time to put away the Euros and bring out the pounds. Before we left Trim, Cathy wanted to explore a wool shop and I wanted to explore Trim Castle.

Trim Castle is the largest Norman castle in Ireland. It was built between 1173 and 1224 by Hugh de Lacy.

From Trim we traveled north to Antrim and the Giant's Causeway. The Giant's causeway is a unique area of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that are the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. But like many things in Ireland, legends are part of the story. In this case, it is stories of the Giant Finn McCool who built this causeway to Scotland,

Cathy is sitting on Finn MCCool's boot.

This is us in front of a formation called the pipe organ.

The stacks in the distance is where Finn lived.

Some steps were involved in the visit.

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