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Inishowen, Co. Derry

Discover the beauty and charm of the northernmost peninsula in Ireland. Begin your self-drive tour at Buncrana with its long sandy beach and ruins of Buncrana Castle that dates back to the 16th Century as well as Doherty Castle. Head north along the R238 to Mamore Gap and take in the magnificent view of the steep, northerly coastline, and onto the seaside town of Dunaff. Here you can see the Fort Dunree Military Museum that overlooks Lough Swilly, as well as the Old Fort Hospital. Driving east, you’ll see fantastic beaches, and stunning scenery as you travel through Clonmany and Ballyliffin, where there is a unique outdoor museum showcasing life in the area from 1840-1970.

Further on the R238 you’ll come to reach Carndonagh with its great ancient monuments, including the 10 arch stone bridge that crosses Trawbrega Bay in Malin. Stand on Ireland’s most northerly point at Malin Head, and further east you’ll find the Wee House of Malin, a hermit’s rock cell cut into a cliff beside a cottage ruin. Drive further south-east to the resort village of Culdaff, and enjoy the seascape as you head along down to Greencastle, home to the Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium. Follow the R241 onto Moville, then through Redcastle, Muff and down to the walled city of Londonderry.

Malin Head Ireland

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