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Northern Exposure: Malin Head project unveiled 18.06.15

The Malin Head Marine Tourism Project was officially opened by Donegal Cathaoirleach Cllr Ciaran Brogan on Tuesday.
This project is one of several Loughs Agency marine tourism and angling development projects funded through a €4 million programme of investment derived from the European Union’s INTERREG IVA programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
The project works include the building of passing places along the narrow roads leading to the headland. Cliff top trails and a viewing area with telescopes allow the visitor to safely enjoy the fabulous views across to Inishtrahull Island and the Scottish isles beyond. Overlooking the stunning coastline, information panels inform visitors of trail conditions and the wildlife they may see, as well as interpreting the landscape and seascape.
Pictured at the official launch of the Malin Head Marine Tourism Project by Cathaoirleach Cllr Ciaran Brogan with Minister of State Joe McHugh, T.D. and Cathal O hOisin MLA with invited guests including representatives from the Loughs Agency, the SEUPB, Failte Ireland, National Parks & Wildlife Service, Inishowen Municipal District, local community, land owners and local tourism providers.
Council ceo Seamus Neely said: “The Malin Head project is an addition to the strategic tourism development being carried out at Sliabh Liag and Fanad Lighthouse and places the county in a strong position to benefit from the aggressive international marketing of the Wild Atlantic Way."
Newly-elected Inishowen Municipal District Cathaoirleach, Cllr Rena Donaghey said she looked forward to the local community at Malin Head being fully involved in the project going forward.
"The community must be involved at all levels in terms of both developing and rolling out the actions on the ground," she said.
The Northern Assembly Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michelle O’Neill was represented at the opening by Cathal Ó hOisín, MLA.
Meanwhile, Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Joe McHugh TD added: “Under the banner of the Wild Atlantic Way, Malin Head will benefit from a now internationally recognised brand which has been a resounding success for tourism on the western seaboard." More photos click here .
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