Travel columnist Anna Farren makes a long-overdue trip to Malin Head to recommend how you can spend a day on the Wild Atlantic Way.

When choosing a day trip in Donegal, I’ve recently tried my best to travel roads I’ve never before taken. It’s sometimes hard to believe that over my 27 years, there are still countless adventures to be had in my wonderful Co. Donegal.

On Easter Saturday, I made the trip to Malin Head, the most northerly point in Ireland. Leaving Letterkenny in the afternoon, John and I made our way towards Buncrana and further north, until we reached Malin Head.

With sharp winds blowing furiously, I only wished I had wrapped up a good deal warmer! The scenes were incredible, however, with a 360 degree view of pure perfection. I snapped some GoPro footage and a few photos too, before jumping back in the car to explore some more.

As we drove along this stunning route, we stumbled upon a curiosity shop and of course, pottered in for a little visit. Here, we found some blasts from the past, Irish memorabilia and lots more besides! Do go along for nosy should you visit this part of the world over the coming summer months.


The Beach House

Ready now for a bite to eat, we ventured back towards Buncrana and sampled the delicious fish and chip in the Beach House on the waterfront. Here, should you decide to visit, I would recommend you book a table by the window and delight in a view of the sun setting over the water, while enjoying your evening meal.

Should you like to see my day in a short vlog, visit my blog post here, where you will scroll to the bottom to see my YouTube video of our day spent wandering more of Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.