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Mystery of giant footprints on Causeway Coast solved

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BIG SHOES TO FILL: The huge footprints left on Portstewart strand
BIG SHOES TO FILL: The huge footprints left on Portstewart strand

There were fears a mythical giant had awoken from slumber on Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast today when a trail of huge footprints appeared on the beach.

But it transpired Finn McCool had not taken an early morning stroll along Portstewart Strand toward the nearby Giant's Causeway.

The imprints were instead left by a team of Dutch sand sculptors as part of a Tourism Ireland promotional stunt.

The footsteps were the latest element of a marketing campaign to highlight Northern Ireland as the location where much of hit HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones is filmed.

Tourism Ireland, in conjunction with HBO, is organising a series of Game of Thrones-themed stunts across the region.