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Time turned to stone, Part 2: The Giants’ Causeway; time as process

An earlier post here described Siccar Point, where an 80,000,000 year time gap is present between near-vertical tilted strata, and their roughly horizontal overlay. This gap corresponds to the formation and subsequent erosion of fold mountains thrown up when Iapetus, precursor to the modern North Atlantic, closed. 1,449 more words

Flood Geology

When is the best time to visit Ireland?

Dreaming of standing on the cliffs, seeing vast, luscious shades of green expanding over many miles, feeling the wind from the Atlantic blow through your hair, and experiencing such beauty that you thought only existed in a fairy tale? 883 more words


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Next to this hotel is the National Trust’s newly opened Causeway Visitor Centre. Now we all know what happened at the beehive huts and Gallarus Oratory in Kerry. 1,135 more words


The Story of Finn McCool

Giant’s Causeway in Bushmills, Northern Ireland is one of the world’s natural wonders.  It was formed around 60 million years ago, when volcanic lava protruded through the earth’s chalk beds creating liquid basalt ‘ponds.’  As the lava cooled the new stones fractured in a ‘Y’ shape; forming the pentagonal, hexagonal, heptagonal, and octagonal stones we see today. 757 more words


the irish dream

Last Wednesday, I left my Portuguese home in Coimbra to travel throughout Ireland for five days with a friend from home, Angelica. The trip felt like a fairytale which was much needed. 1,943 more words


Walking in the footsteps of giants.

A geological and social history of Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway. 2,636 more words