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Inishowen 100


Republic of Ireland

The Inishowen 100 may sound like a Formula One race, but it gets its name from the approximate distance in miles of the sign - posted drive. Discover one of Ireland’s most beautiful regions the Inishowen Peninsula. You will be spoiled for choice for things to see and do in this very special part of the northwest region. Stunning natural and superb coastline, offer total escapism and solace from life's hectic pace. Simply immerse yourself in the inspiring culture and historical sites or try your hand at an exhilarating outdoor pursuit such as kayaking, mountaineering or surfing. World class golf endless white sandy beaches, traditional arts and crafts great food and lively entertainment and a warm welcome await’s you.

Take the R238 road from Buncrana and turn left, following the signs for Inishowen 100 and Tullyarvan Mill. The mill has an interpretative centre tracing 250 years of textile production in Buncrana. Go north, turning left for Mamore Gap, which offers breathtaking views of the northerly coastline and a descent of 800 feet. At the bottom, keep left for the Inishowen drive through the village of Dunaff. Continue through Clonmany and Ballyfiffin, where you will find fine beaches, sea angling and golf. Continue on for Carndonagh where there are some ancient monuments. Drive on the R238 to Malin, a former tidy town winner, where a 10 arch stone bridge crosses Trawbreaga Bay. Follow the Inishowen 100 sign and the signs for Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point, with a wild sea ravaged coast and stunning seascapes.

Continue around Malin Head, past the meteorological station. Wee House of Malin is signposted left and is a short detour to a hermit’s rock cell cut into a cliff, beside a cottage ruin. Return to the Inishowen 100 drive, towards Culdaff, a resort village. Follow the Inishowen 100 sign from Culdaff, along a narrow road with marvellous views. Continue to Greencastle, turning left at the t - junction, and on to Moville. The R328 brings you to Redcastle. As you continue driving south to Muff you will see Derry City in the distance. Take the R239, following the Burnfoot and Bridgend signs. At Burnfoot, return to Letterkenny.

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