Malin Town is an interesting and unspoilt 17th century plantation village, picturesquely situated at the head of Trawbreaga Bay, Inishowen, Co Donegal and a great place to visit if you're looking for things to do in Donegal. An interesting feature of the approach to the town is the bridge with its ten arches spanning the bay. It is the second largest stone bridge in Ireland. The original triangular village green is still intact, planted with limes, sycamore and cherries, and recently with oaks to commemorate the O'Doherty clan. All round the village are signs of the care that has won it many awards in the National Tidy Towns competition, including the much coveted overall prize in 1970. The Church of Ireland parish church has a fine three state battlemented tower with square pinnacles.
Lagg Chapel - Along the shores of Trawbreaga you will see the most northerly Presbyterian Church in Ireland and below the Knockamany Bens the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Inishowen still in use, built in 1784. At the door of this church there is an ancient baptismal font which came from the 6th century monastery of St. Mura at Fahan, near Buncrana.
Doagh Famine Village is the perfect place to visit in order to get a real sense of what life was like for Irish people during the days of the Great Famine in the 1840s, in the 1900s and through to the present day. Tours run daily and there is also a gift shop and cafe. www.doaghfaminevillage.com
Cycle Inishowen offer cycling tours and holidays of the beautiful Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal, North-West Ireland. Inishowen is the largest peninsula in Ireland and was once an island itself. The unique situation of Inishowen between two sea lakes and the wild Atlantic Ocean has brought about a widely varied landscape and incredible scenery. www.cycleinishowen.com/index.php/home
Malin Stables- Malin Stables is located right beside the Malin Village B&B self catering accomodation and only 2 minutes walk. Whether guests are new to horse riding or experienced, all are welcome. It is a wonderful way to explore the Inishowen Countryside. www.malinequestriancentre.com
Dunree Fort - Dunree fort was an important defensive site throughout Irish history and is now a place of stunning natural beauty and wildlife with a museum, gift shop and cafe. It also houses a wildlife discovery room and history of the Fort exhibition. www.dunree.pro.ie/home.html
Ballyliffin Golf Course - If golfing is your passion then play a round on the specially designed Nick Faldo golf course in Ballyliffin. This 18 hole course is a challenging links course offering spectacular sea views. The clubhouse also has a restaurant and bar overlooking the course where guests can enjoy lunch and drinks. www.ballyliffingolfclub.com
Kayaking in Inishowen - Just Kayak provide water & land based activities and courses focused on sea kayaking, open boating, white water kayaking, surf kayaking, gorge walking, river rafting, sailing, stand-up paddling, pier jumping and archery among many others.www.justkayak.ie