Giant's Causey

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Giant's Causey an Causey Coast
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The Giant's Causey
LocationCoonty Antrim
Coordinates55°14′27″N 6°30′42″W / 55.24083°N 6.51167°W / 55.24083; -6.51167Coordinates: 55°14′27″N 6°30′42″W / 55.24083°N 6.51167°W / 55.24083; -6.51167
Offeecial name: the Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
TeepNatural
CriteriaVII, VIII
Designatit1986 (10t session)
Reference no.369
State Party Unitit Kinrick
RegionEurope
Giant's Causey is locatit in Northern Ireland
Giant's Causey
Location o Giant's Causey an Causey Coast in Northern Ireland

The Giant's Causey is an aurie o aboot 40,000 interlockin basalt columns, the result o an auncient volcanic eruption.[1][2] It is also known as Clochán an Aifir or Clochán na bhFomhórach in Erse.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  2. Jack Challoner, John Farndon, Rodney Walshaw (2004). Rocks, Minerals and the Changing Earth. Southwater. p. 19.CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link)
  3. "Clochán an Aifir / Giant's Causeway - Placenames Database of Ireland". Placenames Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014.