Castles 5

Castles 5 - Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights

Carrickabraghy (Irish: Carraig Brachai) Castle stands on a rocky outcrop at the north-western extremity of The Isle of Doagh, at the head of Pollan Bay, in the parish of Clonmany, in the Barony (Ireland) of Inishowen, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Known locally as 'The Castles', it is a place of captivating beauty, steeped in history with tales of bravery and battles, and of foreign invasion and revolt. The site is of significant importance to both local and national Irish history.

Overlooking Glashedy Island (Irish: Glaiséidí) is a rock island approximately 1.6 kilometres (1 mile) from Pollan Bay in Ballyliffin, and about 7 kilometres (4 miles) south of Malin Head, Donegal, Ireland.

Its former name up until the early 19th century was Seale Island.

The English translation of the name is the Island of the Green Cloak derived from the layer of grass present on the top. It is currently uninhabited.

Malin Head (Irish: Cionn Mhálanna), is located on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Ireland and is the most northerly point of the island of Ireland. The northernmost tip is the headland named Banba's Crown located at latitude 55.38ºN. Malin Head gives its name to the Malin sea area. There is a weather station on the head, which is one of 22 such stations whose reports are broadcast as part of the BBC Shipping Forecast.

Banba's Crown on Malin Head is the most northerly point of the Irish mainland. Banba was one of the mythical queens of Ireland. Banba's Crown is about 16 km (10 miles) north of the village of Malin. The island of Inishtrahull is further north, located approximately 10 kilometres (6 miles) north east of Malin Head. Further north still is the most northerly landfall of Ireland, Tor Beg rock.

This is one of the most stunning views in Ireland and made for an amazing back drop for the rare and magical Aurora Borealis - The Northern Lights, known locally as "Rory".

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