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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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  • The place is amazing and worth the drive. Take a walk down to Hell's Hole and spend some time taking in the amazing scenery. Took around an hour an half to 2 hours to get there from Letterkenny. 
  • A lovely walk around the coastal point, with some great views out to sea. On a clear day you can see Scotland. Wildlife in abundance on land and sea. Found it very tranquil to watch the ebbs and flows...  more »
  • In the far north of Ireland just before crossing into North Ireland lays Malin Head. The two hour trip out there is time we'll spent. No shops or restaurants to speak of, just nature at its spectacula...  more »