Malin Head, Co. Donegal

31st July 2020 – 3rd August 2020 all-day
Malin Head
Malin Head, Co. Donegal
UCD SAC Committee

Diving – Weather and tide dependent, we will be launching from Portronan Pier (stone’s throw from the hostel) or Bunagee Pier. 

The maximum depth is 40m. The west and southwest are abundant with sites to see!

The topography is made up of rock walls, caves and reefs, decorated by wrecks 


Fun Facts:

  • MV WILLIAM MANNELL – First World War converted minesweeper sunk when she hit a mine. Lying in 30 metres of water in Culdaff Bay, Co. Donegal. 
  • RMS LAURENTIC – 15,000 ton White Star liner mined during the First World War carrying a cargo of gold to Canada; all but 2% was recovered. Lying in 40 metres of water 2 miles north of Lough Swilly.
  • INISHTRAHULL ISLAND – Various wreck and reef dives around this island, strong tides and exposed seas requires experience and well-equipped divers.


Surroundings – We will be staying at Sandrock Holiday Hostel, right by the bay. The nearest pubs are Crossroads Inn and Farran’s Bar, a 20 min walk. The nearest ATM is in Malin Village (circa 15min drive).