Donegal County Council receives €400,000 for Malin Head development

Economy, Finance | Tue 15 Dec | Author – Business & Finance
Malin Head Greg Clarke

It has been announced that almost €400,000 will be awarded to Donegal County Council for a second phase in the development of visitor facilities at Malin Head.

Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, said: “Malin Head is a major destination in its own right and a key location on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Wild Atlantic Way has already brought great benefits but we must continue to develop our attractions along the route and continue to add to its great appeal. These works will enhance the experience by providing essential visitor facilities and present new opportunities for businesses and tours for individuals and groups at Malin Head.”

Fiona Monaghan of Fáilte Ireland commented: “These proposed works at Malin Head will improve the visitor experience at one of the integral signature discovery points along the Wild Atlantic Way. Following on from this Fáilte Ireland will be working closely with Donegal County Council on a Malin Head Experience Development Plan that will incorporate the wider Inishowen area.

She continued: “The plan is necessary because while Malin Head is recognised as the main attraction that will entice visitors up to the most northerly point of the island, the site in itself will not be sufficient to retain them for long. Donegal County Council will work closely with Fáilte Ireland on this Plan to help ensure the area reaches its tourism potential.”

Photo: Greg Clarke