Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

Best Hikes on Earth: The Causeway Coast Trail

After visiting the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge by car, I ditched my wheels and connected the two sites on foot with a 13-mile trek along the Causeway Coast Trail. I couldn’t have asked for better weather. Ireland gifted … Continue reading

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Awesome Geology at Finn MacCool’s Causeway

Millions of years ago, back when giants ruled the Earth, a massive Irishman named Finn MacCool was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. Now, as everybody knows, giants can’t swim, so MacCool, an expert mason, built a … Continue reading

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Highest Point in Northern Ireland: Slieve Donard

What better cure for jet lag than climbing a mountain? After landing in Dublin at 5am, and picking up my rental car, I headed north, into the countryside of Northern Ireland. I’ll spend some time in Dublin next week, but … Continue reading

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