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Malin Head
Malin HeadCo. Donegal
ClimbingWalking SightseeingDiscovery and Signature Points
Explore Malin Head in County Donegal, Ireland’s most northerly point. Admire this area of great scenic beauty and discover its historical, scientific and ecological importance.

Malin Head is renowned for its dramatic landscape and beautiful beaches. See some of the largest sand dunes in Europe when you approach Malin Head from the coastal road, along the north of Trawbreaga Bay at Lagg. Enjoy a walk, go fishing, swim in the shimmering water, take some incredible photos or study the unique rock formations.

A circuit of Malin Head brings you around the coast to Banba’s Crown where a derelict building known as The Tower, was once used as a signal station connecting America and Europe. From Banba's Crown, view Inishtrahull Island and its majestic lighthouse to the north east. Further east on a clear day, see if you can spot the Scottish Hills.

Hike along the cliffs to Hell’s Hole, a remarkable subterranean cavern into which the tide rushes with great force and nearby, find Devil’s Bridge, a picturesque natural arch.

Why we like it
  • Explore Ireland's most northerly point.
  • Spot beautiful rare flora in this scenic area.
  • Check out the incredible views from Banba's Crown.
  • Take pictures at the Devil's Bridge.
Local Tips

If the Northern Lights are forecast, there's a good chance you'll see the spectacular aurora borealis from Malin Head.

Local Tips

Explore Malin Head during high season and if you're lucky, you'll spot basking sharks and dolphins in the sea.

Local Tips

If you visit Banba's Crown between the Easter holidays and September, enjoy a tasty coffee and a delicious treat from Caffe Banba, Ireland's most northerly coffee shop.

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