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The Irish myth of the Giant's Causeway - Iseult Gillespie


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On the coast of Northern Ireland, a vast plateau of basalt slabs and columns called the Giant’s Causeway stretches into the ocean. The scientific explanation for this is that it’s the result of molten lava contracting and fracturing as it cooled in the wake of a volcanic eruption. But an ancient Irish myth has a different accounting. Iseult Gillespie recounts the Giant's Causeway myth.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Iseult Gillespie
  • Director Dylan Glynn
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Dylan Glynn, Samantha Maurer
  • Editor Dylan Glynn
  • Art Director Dylan Glynn
  • Storyboard Artist Dylan Glynn
  • Illustrator Dylan Glynn
  • Character Designer Dylan Glynn
  • Composer Joseph Mpalirwa
  • Sound Designer Ryan Ongaro
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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