Malin Head, County Donegal

Malin Head, County Donegal

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Travel to the most northern point of the isle of Ireland Malin Head (Irish: Cionn Mhalanna). Located at latitude 55.38ºN this rugged headland is a must see in a trip to Ireland. Nestled on the tip of the remote Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, this unspoilt landscape is yours to discover.
 
Watch how the wild Atlantic carves a dream landscape out of the cape. See for yourself the force of nature and visit Hell’s Hole, a deep and narrow abyss, where the tide rushes in with a thunderous roar. Have a look at the Amphitheatre a natural shell shaped rock formation. During summers sunset the surrounding rocks gleam in a multitude of colours. Or explore many of the other highlights on the Malin Head Trail.
 
The tip of the peninsula, called Banba’s Crown, is named after mythical queen Banba herself, the patron goddess of Ireland. A watch-out tower is located here, which played an essential role in the trans-Atlantic communication. Nowadays it is used as weather station, holding the record for recording the highest wind speed in Ireland.
 
This secluded place is perfect for any kind of activity. Hiking trips along the Malin Head Trail are a wonderful activity for every age. Or you could rent a bike to explore the maritime scenery. Bird lovers will discover that several endangered birds thrive here.Talk to the locals about the best fishing spot in the abundant sea to catch your dinner or enjoy dinner in an authentic restaurant in Malin.

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