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Malin Head, County Donegal

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Go as far north as possible on the island of Ireland when you visit Malin Head. Deriving its name from the Malin sea area, this point offers fantastic views of the rugged coastline and interesting wildlife. While there is not much to do at the point itself, take time to explore the surrounding area. Along the west side, Banba's Crown stands as a historical defense tower. Shortly after, you can explore Fort Dunree, two museums, and old World War II lookout posts. If you are hoping to sail the waters, think again. Locals will tell you there are more sunken ocean liners and German U-boats here than anywhere else in the world. To visit Malin Head and get the most from your holiday in Malin, create itinerary details personal to you using our Malin vacation builder.
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  • Really beautiful walk along the cliff. Wonderful rock formations, foaming sea, and wild flowers. Not a difficult walk , but no guardrail so one needs to be mindful of oneself.  more »
  • We were blessed to have friends from Belfast take us on a road trip and this place was our final stop! Very quite place with bigger than life views of the amazing coast line!! So many beautiful photos...  more »
  • It is a long drive to Malin Head as my satnav keep taking me along minor roads. However, be patient and you will get there. It was a wet day so views were not brilliant. Nearest coffee shop about 3 mi...  more »