Nature has its way of creating miracles. Fingal’s cave is one such example. Fingal’s cave stands on the desolate island of Staffa in Scotland. Fingal’s Cave is a sea cave on the island of Staffa in the Inner Hebrides. It is formed from hexagonally-jointed basalt columns similar to the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland.
The Giant’s Causeway and Fingal’s Cave were both formed by the same lava flow 60 million years ago. In Gaelic mythology Fionn mac Cumhaill, a giant, constructed a causeway from Ireland to Scotland out basalt colums. Fionn built it to allow a Scottish giant, Benandonner, come and fight him.
After deceiving Benandonner and bighting off his finger of power Fionn chased him back to Scotland but Benandonner ran so hard the causewasy collapsed behind him. Fionn took a sod of earth, forming Lough Neagh, and threw it after Benandonner but it fell in the Irish sea to form the Isle of Man.