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Major tourism push for Malin Head

Malin Head.

Malin Head.

A NEW initiative to promote Malin Head as an important tourist destination is to be unveiled on Tuesday next, June 16.

The project is being launched by Donegal County Council in conjunction with the Loughs Agency, Fáilte Ireland, Malin Head Development Association and National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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Funding amounting to €220,341 has been secured from the Interreg IV Programme through the SEUPB to complete a number of actions. The Council previously provided funding of approximately €35,000 to develop interpretation signage for Malin Head and the surrounding area.

The Council’s Chief Executive, Mr Seamus Neely, said similar to the ethos behind the Wild Atlantic Way, Donegal County Council see the Malin Head project as an evolving venture which will build and develop over the years.

“Malin Head is an area that is rugged, unspoilt and spectacular. It offers a great visitor experience from walking, fishing, swimming, photography, studying rock formations or rare flora and is a wonderful attraction for the Inishowen Peninsula. It is the intention of Donegal County Council to develop Malin Head as a first class visitor attraction that helps service the needs of the local community and businesses as well as visitors to the county,” he said.

The current phase of the project work is now complete and includes: Roads (widening and passing bays to allow ease of access); Pathways (800m of walkways along the scenic Malin Head point between Banbas Crown and Hells Hole); Accessible viewing platform with multi-lingual talking telescopes; Upgraded parking area to the west of Malin Head with signage and talking telescope; Interpretative signage panels for the walks as well as seating.

The Malin Head Marine Tourism Project will be launched at Malin Head Community Association, Ballygorman, at 11.00am.

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