Northernmost Point in Ireland: Malin Head, Co Donegal


Photo by Corey Taratuta

What a view from Ireland’s northernmost point… even on the cloudy, rainy day I was there. The locals said that on clear days you can see Scotland. We hiked rocky ledges to Hell’s Hole which was quite an adventure as the wind and rain made it especially treacherous. Down the road we stopped at the Wee House of Malin, an old hermit’s cave with a church ruin near it.

Written by Liam Hughes

Liam Hughes

Liam splits his time between the US and County Tipperary, Ireland. In addition to providing private tours of Ireland, he spends much of his time hunting for broken dishes which he crafts into beautiful shard jewelry.
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5 Responses

  1. Elizabeth June 1, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    This was the place that I fell in love with donegal- hence we are now moving there next year- did you stop and get a coffee from the coffee truck up there?

  2. Suzan June 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Oh, I’ve been here on a clear day 🙂 You can see Scotland! I enjoyed this area more then the Cliffs of Moher not that the Cliffs of Moher are not lovely just to many people.

  3. Sue June 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    Ah Malin Head on the Inishowen Peninsula. You know we call Donegal ‘God’s Own County’? – it is such a special place. Drive the Inishowen 100 and you’ll see some of the loveliest sights in Ireland. And whatever you do don’t miss a drive along the Mamore Gap – just outside the town of Clonmany and a visit to the military museum Dunree Fort – I only stumbled upon this hidden gem myself this year on a trip to the Inishowen Singing Festival.

  4. Tony Calland June 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    Killer Whales filmed off Malin Head 6th June 2012

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BB3-24MYW0E#!

  5. David Edward Johnston September 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    In and around Malin Head features quite a lot in
    THE VERY COLOURFUL POPE VISITS INISHOWEN

    http://youtu.be/3v5q9Qmnq4Y

    and there is a sunset photo at the same spot here:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=234490183330053&set=a.144790052300067.26420.100003072186217&type=3&theater

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