Malin Head

Local nameMalin Head

Malin Head is located on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland and is the most northerly point of the island of Ireland. The northernmost tip is the headland called Dúnalderagh and is located at latitude 55.38ºN. Malin Head gives its name to the Malin sea area. Malin Head encompasses an area north of the Black Mountain, there is no specific point which details the location of Malin Head and the area is peppered with many local place names of Norse and Irish origin. There is a weather station on the head, which is one of 22 such stations whose reports are broadcast as part of the BBC Shipping Forecast. A tower built in 1805 is situated on Altnadarrow also known locally as the Tower hill. It is sometimes referred to as Banba's Crown, however this name was added by the then Bord Failte in 1971 and has no local historical significance.

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Address (Unnamed Road), F93, Ireland

Coordinates 55°22'51.915" N -7°22'25.797" E

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