Malin, County Donegal

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Malin Bridge
Malin Bridge
Malin is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°15′N 7°16′W / 55.25°N 7.27°W / 55.25; -7.27Coordinates: 55°15′N 7°16′W / 55.25°N 7.27°W / 55.25; -7.27
CountyCounty Donegal
 • Dáil ÉireannDonegal
 • EU ParliamentNorth–West
 • Total92
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceC467453
Malin in 1996

Malin (Irish: Málainn)[2] is a village in County Donegal, Ireland, situated 6 km (4 mi) north of Carndonagh. A further 13 km (8 mi) north further is Malin Head, the most northerly point of the island of Ireland. Malin won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition in 1970 and 1991. It was a planned settlement platted around a triangular green.


The town's GAA club, Malainn, is considered a senior football club. It is the most northern GAA club in Ireland.

The Malin 5k run is held annually as well as a Raft-Race which takes place to raise funds for the RNLI.

Tidy towns[edit]

Malin has won the Tidy Towns contest twice, and earned a Bronze in 2002.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Malin". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Málainn/Malin". Placenames Database of Ireland. Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  3. ^ "New moon rising for The Henry Girls". Donegal Now. Retrieved 13 April 2012.

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