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Malin Head is located on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal and is the most northerly point of mainland Ireland.

The area is renowned for its rugged coastal landscape, bountiful wildlife, and attractive beaches. 

A military watchtower was built on Altnadarrow in 1805, during the Napoleonic Wars.

Around 1902, a signal station used by the Marconi Company was built close to the old Napoleonic watchtower. Both of these buildings still stand.

During World War II, the Government of Ireland allowed the British Government to site two radio direction finders on Malin Head. 

To the north of Altnadarrow, a ground marker reading ’80 EIRE’ can be seen in large letters from placing stones together. This was to signify to overflying planes that they were crossing Irish territory and that Ireland was neutral.

Scenes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi were filmed in Malin Head.

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