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My father was raised in Northern Ireland, so naturally I've been there multiple times. My grandmother lived in Belfast for most of her life, and I've got an aunt and an uncle who still live there.

The Giant's Causeway

The Giant's Causeway was formed by an ancient volcanic eruption.

One of the most beautiful places on Earth is at the very northern border of the country. It's a unique rock formation called the Giant's Causeway, and it stretches under the sea from the tip of Northern Ireland to the southern border of Scotland.

A legend exists in Northern Ireland about the causeway. The legend goes that an Irish giant named Finn McCool built the causeway to get to Scotland to fight his sworn enemy. Halfway across the water, however, he got tired and decided to take a nap.

A tower in Northern Ireland

The entire island of Ireland is filled with centuries-old buildings like this one.

His Scottish enemy got tired of waiting for him and came across the causeway looking for him. Finn McCool's wife put a blanket over him to make his enemy think he was a baby. When the Scottish giant saw how big McCool's "baby" was, he thought the giant he was supposed to fight must be much bigger than he was. He turned in fear and ran back to Scotland, tearing up the causeway all the way back. That is why only the ends of the causeway can be seen.

Many of the sights in Ireland have a legend to go along with them. That's because the buildings and the rock formations there are so old. If you're thinking of taking a trip to Europe, here are some tips from my experiences.