The first weekend of the Guth Gafa Film Week will take place in Malin, Co. Donegal, the location of the 2013 festival. It could hardly be a more spectacular place. Overlooked by the ancient hill fort of Grianan of Aileach, the Inishowen peninsula is steeped in mythology and history. A maze of roads weaves through scenic mountain ranges and past a string of deserted beaches that dot the rugged coastline. Near Ireland’s most northerly tip is the award-winning village of Malin, home to Ireland’s second largest stone bridge. From the village green, head out the Lagg road and the sand dunes at Five Fingers Strand that loom pyramid like before your eyes, are among the highest in Europe. A few kilometres further northwards and you reach Banba’s Crown where on a clear day you can see Scotland.
City of Derry Airport
Around 30 minutes drive from Malin.
Belfast International Airport
Around 90 minutes drive from Malin.
Donegal Airport (Carrickfinn)
Around 80 minutes drive from Malin.
Car Hire is available at all three airports.
There are a number of private operators who run regular services to Malin village and Carndonagh (5kms away). Foyle coaches run a regular rural Inishowen service from both Letterkenny and Derry daily.
We are accessible from other areas of the country by taking Bus Eireann as far as Letterkenny or Derry and taking the aforementioned services onwards to Malin.
Cycle Inishowen’s bike hire stand will provide you with everything you need to explore Inishowen by bicycle as well as running local cycling tours.
Tel: +353 (0) 74 937 0770
Port Ronan Pier,
Tel: +353 (0) 74 93 70289
Tel: +353 (0)74 9379104
For more information on accommodation and tourism in the Inishowen area, contact:
Railway Road, Buncrana, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
+353 (0)74 9362600