Daily Posts from Ireland
We woke up early to drive to the Giants Causeway. This site is a geological wonder! A volcanic result of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns right next to the Atlantic sea. Every step is shaped exactly like a hexagon. There is a Gaelic folklore to this magical place. It was said that a giant, Finn McCool, created the steps. Battling with his rival another giant from Scotland. This place is so beautiful! The fog was hovering over the coast while we walked closer to the Causeway. We saw Humphrey the camel shaped rock, a friend of Finn and his boot as well floating in Portnaboe bay. When we got to the Causeway I spent most of my time by myself walking around. Observing and thinking of this amazing natural structure. God is so amazing! It was if he carved the steps of the mountain. I prayed to God when I put my quarter in the wishing wall. This was a special moment, I though of my dad and family as I walked on the steps. Looking at the cute flowery plant life that grew in the rocks. After spending a couple hours at Giants Causeway we went off to Derry. To view the local mural art of Bloody Sunday from the perspective of people who grew up and witnessed these sad events. The Irish against the British for civil rights. It was a heart felt moment and we got to meet the artists themselves. The 3 of them grew up right there in Derry and told us their stories of the events that were occurring in the 1970's. They made it a point for us to know the murals were of historical meaning to tell the stories of the people who went through Bloody Sunday. This was not about choosing sides, Catholic or Protestant. We ended our last night in Donegal singing Irish favorite songs with Niamh in the pub. It was a hoot!