The Emerald Isle is a mystical land with a rich Gaelic history, full of ancient traditions and superstitions. It is this history and ancient culture that makes the country such an intriguing and eclectic mix of past and present. Despite having embraced the modernity of the 21st century, Ireland has not abandoned or forgotten the mysticism of centuries past. The charming rural landscapes and the historic major cities attract millions of visitors every year, with the popularity of things like Belfast tours constantly on the rise. However, it is still the magic and the folklore of the land that has the world enchanted. The legends of mythical creatures like great giants and mischievous faeries have stood the test of time and continue to lure hearts and minds deep into the heart of Ireland. Two of the country’s most popular attractions are its elusive Faerie Paths and its Giants Causeway tours and although the origins of both have been subject to rational explanations which describe them as natural phenomenon, the supernatural connotations remain.

The Giants Causeway is arguably the most famous natural landmark of Northern Ireland’s coast. The product of an ancient volcanic eruption, this impressive structure of 40,000 basaltic columns is what legend refers to as the remains of causeway built by the giant Fionn as a means of getting to Scotland so he could fight the giant Benandonner. With an area of seventy hectares and providing a stunning backdrop of cliffs and ancient coastline, the Giants Causeway is one of the most popular and enduring landmarks the United Kingdom. Though, for all its natural beauty, it is the shroud of mystery that makes this such a captivating feature of the land.

So whether you are visiting the city on a short break or taking a relaxing vacation in one of the most fascinating islands in the world, make sure you make time to get back to Ireland’s mystical roots. Explore the woods and meadows in search of faerie forts and paths or set out for County Antrim and let the splendour of the Giants Causeway take your breath away. The Emerald Isle awaits…