Trip - Ireland (6 Days)
Sunday 20th May onwards.
The Mourne Mountains and Giant’s Causeway, plus stay in Dublin.
Ferry and coach includes dinner, bed and breakfast, plus excursions.
The Mourne Mountains, are a granite mountain range in County Down in the south-east of Northern Ireland. It includes the highest mountains in Northern Ireland. The highest of these is Slieve Donard at 850 m. The Mournes is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has been proposed as the first national park in Northern Ireland. The area is partly owned by the National Trust and sees a large number of visitors every year.
The Giant's Causeway 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 north coast of Northern Ireland . The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven or eight sides. The tallest are about 12 m. high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 m. thick in places. There are identical basalt columns (a part of the same ancient lava flow) at Fingal's Cave on the Scottish isle of Staffa. According to legend, the columns are the remains of a causeway built by the giant Finn MacCool. Challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner, Finn built the causeway across the sea so that the two giants could meet. Finn's wife, worried about her husband, disguised him as a baby. When Benandonner saw the size of the 'baby', he fled back to Scotland, destroying the causeway behind him so that Finn could not follow.
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