Tourism Development at Malin Head

13th February, 2015

Malin Head is one of 3 designated signature points on the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal and is one of the upmost importance as it either marks the beginning or the end of the journey and a key stop on the route.


Donegal County Council is working closely with Fáilte Ireland on the development of Malin Head as part of the Wild Atlantic Way and is committed to assisting with such development to reflect Malin Head’s importance as a signature point.


As you are aware my Department provides funding to Fáilte Ireland for investment in tourism projects such as the Wild Atlantic Way.  However, it is not involved in developing or managing these projects. The allocation of grant funding is a matter for the board of Fáilte Ireland and my Department has no role in deciding funding allocations for individual projects such as Malin Head.

The development of the WAW, is and will continue to play a leading role in encouraging tourists to places such as Donegal, which in turn will have a knock-on effect on job creation in the area; a fact that I and my Department are very well aware of.


I visited Donegal in recent weeks aboard the inaugural PSO flight from Dublin to Donegal by Stobart Air and am conscious of the need to ensure connectivity for Donegal which facilitates both business and tourism development in the region.