Giant's Causeway

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Popular name for a promontory of more than 40,000 curiously formed basaltic columns closely piled together projecting from the base of a lofty cliff into the sea on the north shore of Co. Antrim, 2.5 miles NE of Bushmills. While Fionn mac Cumhaill, a giant in oral tradition, is often implied as the giant builder of the causeway, its Irish name, Clochan na bhFómharach [stones of the Fomorians], cites the Fomorians of pseudo-history.

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