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Launch of top Malin Head tourism venture 08.06.15

WORK is well underway to develop Ireland's most northerly point Malin Head as a key visitor destination.
The Inishowen jewel is widely accepted as one of Donegal’s most important tourism resources.
Donegal County Council in conjunction with the Loughs Agency, Failte Ireland, Malin Head Development Association and National Parks and Wildlife Service are in the process of developing the location as a key visitor destination.
To this end funding amounting to €220,341 has been secured from the Interreg IV Programme through the SEUPB to complete a number of actions.
Donegal County Council previously provided funding of approximately €35,000 to develop interpretation signage for Malin Head and the surrounding area.
Malin Head.
Council’s chief executive Seamus Neely said the local authority envisaged the Malin Head project as an evolving venture which will build and develop over the years similar to the Wild Atlantic Way initiative.
“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," said Mr Neely.
"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."
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; an accessible viewing platform with multi-lingual talking telescopes; upgraded parking to the west of Malin Head with signage and talking telescope; interpretative signage panels for the walks and seating.
The Malin Head Marine Tourism Project will be launched at Malin Head Community Association, Ballygorman, Malin Head, on Tuesday June 16, 2015 at 11am.
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