Malin Head Coastal Walk

malin head coastal walk

Banba’s Crown at Malin Head, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, is the most northerly point of the Irish mainland and is named after Banba was one of the mythical queens of Ireland. At Banba’s Crown you can’t miss the building known locally as the “The Tower” which was built in 1908 by the Admiralty, and later used as a Lloyds Signal Station. Not only is this Ireland’s most northerly point, but an area of great scenic beauty, and of historical, scientific and ecological importance.

Not surpisingly it is also a perfect starting point for a remarkable ramble along a newly developed coastal walk overlooking the cliffs to Hell’s Hole, a subterranean cavern 250 feet long and 8 feet wide, into which the wild Atlantic ocean crashes in with great force. The walk has plenty of benches sited along the way to take in the breathtaking views. This is well worth a visit. Enjoy this stunning walk and Ireland at its best. Banba Crown, Malin Head, nestled in Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

Caffe Banba at Malin Head

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The Finest Coastal Walking in Ireland

Finest Coastal Walking in Ireland
The Finest Coastal Walking in Ireland
A walk from the isolated beach at Port in Donegal in the far and wild western reaches of Ireland.
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Climbing up Port Hill, passing stunning sea stacks, with far reaching views into the deepest blue of the Atlantic to walk along the top of a long line of cliffs. A magical coastline with jaw dropping places to see and explore, with gulls and seals the only other eyes taking it all in. Climbing to the height of Slievetooey Mountain with views over the rest of Donegal.

The Bluestack Way App

The Bluestack Way App – The Bluestack Way App is now available by clicking here: A big thanks to Mark Flagler of Flagler Films for the use of his images in the video. The Bluestack Way app is a free app with six guides for iPhone or Androids available from the EveryTrail PRO platform. With EveryTrail PRO in place on either device, you can enjoy offline usage without roaming charges with all of the audio and material on your phone.

Every aspect of the area from history to geology, poetry to placenames, anecdotes and memories are on offer in what is the most comprehensive walking app of its kind anywhere in the world. Offered by navigatour™ guided apps from Headland New Media, audio, video, text and pictures showcase the celebrated way-marked way in northwest Ireland. See for more.

Between Donegal Town and Ardara, enjoy the host of stories and history that make this place so special; a region whose people survived on their knowledge of the elements without modern equipment, an area that drew a Harvard Professor-turned sheep farmer into its bosom for 14 years, that was the inspiration for Brian Friel’s ‘Ballybeg’ and a heritage town that has more festivals than just about anywhere else.


Follow in the footsteps of mythological characters Diarmuid and Grainne, of Fionn and the Fianna, hear about ghosts, fairies and pookas, of customs and piseogs, fairdays and feastdays and of the finest view atop on the mountains, looking down as far as Cavan and Mayo and up as far as the Derryveagh mountains.

This is a very special journey and we hope you take a few days out to ensure you get to enjoy its beauty and its people in full for hopefully safe walking, good weather and an abundance of happy memories.

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Donegal Trails for National Trails Day 2011 – Sunday, October 2nd

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY is a celebration of Ireland’s wonderful variety of trails and a chance for everyone to enjoy some of our most beautiful countryside, forests, mountains and lakes. With miles and miles of trails to explore, there is a trail to suit everyone.

Search by county, theme or suitability to find an event which best suits you. From canoeing on the Liffey to an edible trail around Cape Clear, family orienteering to trail walking workshops, there are plenty to chose from.

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Donegal Trails for National Trails Day

Donegal Trails for National Trails Day

Big Ramble Narosalife

Join us again for another great walking weekend in Dunfanaghy! Enjoyment for all levels and abilities a weekend to really unwind and take in the sites around the beautiful Dunfanaghy Village. This natural area has many gems that are overlooked or undiscovered by many travelers. Let the experience of local walkers guide you through the area from coast to peak.

The evenings will have traditional irish music and no doubt a bit of ceilidh dancing to bring the night in! So come along, relax, unwind, meet new faces and escape the city. We’ll organise the routes, map’s, guides, entertainment, and we’ll even have a go at the weather!
Saturday 1st October- 3rd october

more information available at
(0) 868 831090

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The Rosses Walking Festival

Be with nature, let’s go outdoors is the slogan for the Rosses Walking Festival. Set in the Northern Headlands along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Rosses are located in the Gaeltacht in Donegal and our guided walks are all designed to enjoy the majesty of the coastline as well as the rugged magnificence of the mountains.

Starts Friday 22 May 2020
Ends Sunday 24 May 2020

Contact The Rosses, Co. Donegal

Phone: +353 74 9522500