The Giant’s Causeway

Picture of Eleonora Giudici

Current location: Bushmills

A productive week

This week has been full of achievements and challenges that we have tried to face in the best way possible: my colleague Manuel and I have put into practice what we had planned in our Social Media Strategy. We have introduced a new application that allows us to easily and quickly organize Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok. In addition, I also managed to record three podcasts about Learn International, its past interns and some cultural episodes concerning Howth’s biosphere and the magnificent relationship between James Joyce and Dublin.

A warm Saturday

Saturday was one of the hottest days in Ireland of the last two years. So, I decided to take advantage of the sunny weather to do some hiking in Glendalough, County Wicklow. I reached the place with a tourist bus (only about an hour from Dublin), and then with a backpack and two liters of water inside, I walked to the White Route: this takes about four hours and allows visitors to enjoy wonderful views, namely three lakes: the Upper Lake and two smaller ones. So, despite the hot weather, it was really amazing to admire the beauty of nature but also to breathe fresh, unspoilt air.

A British Sunday

Not satified enough with the big effort on Saturday, I had the brilliant idea to book a tour of the Giant’s Causeway, a hexagonal rock cliff that is located in Northern Ireland (UK). From Dublin it takes about 4 hours to reach it (if everything goes well, if the trains and buses work and, especially, if the schedules are respected) but the panorama that can be observed there is worth the long trip.

Once I arrived in Bushmills, I met Anthony, my guide, who explained to me where the name Giant’s Causeway came from. It is said that in the ocean, a long time ago, lived two giants: one Scottish and one from Northern Ireland. Obviously there was no place for both of them and so Fionn mac Cumhaill (hunter and warrior of Irish mythology) built a path to reach Scotland on foot and to fight against his rival, Benandonner; the latter destroyed it, and thus the Giant’s Causeway was born.

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