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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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  • Visited at around 7pm, the scenery was stunning and the sunset breathtaking. If you're ever in this part of Donegal, make sure and visit.  more »
  • Saw this on a TV programme about the Wild Atlantic Way. It is just stunning. Signposting a bit random but you just keep climbing after the small town of Malin. There is parking but I'd say it would be...  more »
  • We were amazed by the scenery and beauty of the area. Malin Head is the northernmost part of Ireland and truly worth a visit if you are in Donegal. It was probably the highlight of our trip to the Ini...  more »