Has Finn McCool’s home finally been discovered?

Video captured at Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland could serve as proof of the legendary Finn McCool’s existence!

In the video, shared on YouTube by ParanormalLibrary, a mysterious door can be seen closing amongst the rock formations at the world-famous site.

Some people attribute the massive door to mythical giant Finn McCool, who, according to Irish folklore, created the stunning Giant’s Causeway a long, long time ago.

Certain odd rock formations found around Giant’s Causeway are linked to the Irish mythological hero, including The Camel and the Giant’s Boot.

For centuries, the prevailing legend surrounding the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland was that Fionn Mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool), the mythical hunter-warrior of Irish mythology associated with the Fenian cycle, was behind the causeway's existence, constructing it to reach his arch-rival, a giant named Benandonner, also known as the Red Man, who was believed to roam Scotland.

Giant's Causeway

The Giant's Causeway is a natural wonder located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland. It is a unique geological formation characterized by around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, most of which are hexagonal in shape. The site is renowned for its stunning and symmetrical appearance, attracting tourists and geologists alike.

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The formation of the Giant's Causeway can be attributed to volcanic activity that occurred around 50 to 60 million years ago during the Paleogene Period. The process began with the outpouring of lava onto the surface, forming a plateau known as the Antrim Plateau. As the lava cooled and solidified, it contracted and fractured into polygonal columns, with hexagons being the most common shape. The size and perfection of the columns are a result of the slow cooling of the lava.

While the overall cause of the columns is volcanic, the specific patterns and shapes are due to the unique cooling conditions. The Giant's Causeway has captured the imagination of locals and visitors for centuries, leading to various legends and myths surrounding its origin, including the famous tale of the giant Finn McCool.

In 1986, the Giant's Causeway was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognizing its geological significance and its contribution to our understanding of Earth's natural processes. It remains one of Northern Ireland's most iconic and popular tourist destinations.

* Originally published in 2018,  updated in Jan 2024.