The people of Donegal are very aware of Malin Head and its significance and almost every Irish person will have heard of Malin Head at some stage.
This is mainly due to its regular mention on national weather forecasts and some will even know that it is the most northerly point on the island of Ireland, but what else do you know about it?
This coming St Patrick’s weekend it is set to join the pantheon of spectacular locations throughout the world that will be illuminated in a swathe of green light.
It has happened to the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, and the Great Wall of China.
Now it is time to illuminate one of Ireland’s most significant locations and one that has a lot more to offer than one might first imagine.
Tourism Development Officer for Donegal County Council, Kevin O’Connor remarked, “Malin is a vital tourism attraction for the county, attracting in excess of 100,000 visitors a year, so we thought if it is good enough for the famous landmarks all across the world, why not for Ireland’s most Northerly Point. Malin Head will be illuminated in green on the 16th and 17th March, so if you’d like to see one of the world’s spectacular landmarks lit up for Paddy’s Day you need travel no further than the top of the country. Make St. Patrick’s Day a day to explore a little bit of Donegal.”