IRELAND - JUNE 15: Dunree Head beach, Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

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Inishowen Peninsula

The Inishowen Peninsula reaches just far enough into the Atlantic to grab the title of northernmost point on the island of Ireland: Malin Head. It is remote, rugged, desolate and sparsely populated, making it a special and peaceful sort of place. Ancient sites and ruined castles abound, as do traditional thatched cottages that haven't yet been turned into holiday homes.


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