Malin Head and Inishowen Peninsula Private Tour

The Inishowen Peninsula offers scenic views from Grianan of Aileach ring fort, a breathtaking descent at Mamore Gap, a step back in time at Doagh Famine Village as well as a visit to Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head.

All Inishowen tour itineraries are custom built to suit the interests of the tourist, their location and timeframe available. The following is a suggestion of some of the discovery points to include while on a day trip of Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

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An Grianan Aileach, Co. Donegal

Grianán of Aileach

Grianan of Aileach ringfort is an ancient stone fortress with roots tracing back to 1700 BC. Offering panoramic views of Lough Swilly and five surrounding counties, this historic site served as a seat of Ulster kings. Its well-preserved circular structure and rich history make it a captivating destination for those seeking a glimpse into Ireland’s ancient past.

Malin Head, Donegal

Malin Head

Malin Head is Ireland’s northernmost point, where rugged cliffs meet the wild Atlantic. Known for its breathtaking landscapes, it’s a haven for nature enthusiasts and a cinematic backdrop, featuring in films like “Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi.” Visitors can explore the iconic Banba’s Crown and absorb the untamed beauty that defines this coastal gem.

Castle Bridge, Buncrana

Buncrana Town

Buncrana, a charming seaside town in Inishowen, County Donegal, hugs the shores of Lough Swilly. Steeped in history, it offers a blend of ancient sites like O’Doherty’s Keep and contemporary attractions such as Swan Park. The town’s warm hospitality and stunning coastal vistas make it a delightful destination for both shopping and coffee break.

Fort Dunree, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

Fort Dunree

Entrance fee not included | Subject to seasonal opening hours Fort Dunree on the cliffs of the Inishowen Peninsula, stands as a sentinel overlooking Lough Swilly. This fortress, now a military museum, delves into Ireland’s military might with exhibits ranging from World War I to The Troubles. Adjacent lies the Laurentic Memorial, commemorating the tragic sinking of the SS Laurentic in 1917.

Mamore Gap

Mamore Gap

The Mamore Gap in Inishowen, County Donegal, carves a majestic path through the Urris Hills, offering a scenic drive with awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic Ocean. This winding mountain pass is a photographer’s dream, showcasing the untamed beauty of Ireland’s largest peninsula. As you navigate its twists and turns, you’ll be amazed by a curiosity, the gravity-defying ‘Magic Road’.

Doagh Famine Village, Inishowen, Co. Donegal

Doagh Famine Village

Entrance fee not included | Subject to seasonal opening hours
Doagh Famine Village is a living history museum offering a poignant journey through Ireland’s past. Guided tours unveil the hardships of life in the area, the Great Hunger, and also showcases the Poitín (Moonshine) distillers of Inishowen. Tea/Coffee & Poitín sampling included in admission.