A Donegal Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point

Horn Head

Horn Head is located near Dunfanaghy in north-west Donegal, Ireland and is a Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point. The entire area is a Special Area of Conservation in recognition of the important habitats locally such as quartzite cliffs, mud flats, dunes and the salty New Lake area. There are exceptional uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and the headlands to the North East.

Large and noisy colonies of seabirds such as Razorbill, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Shags, Puffins and Cormorants breed on the cliffs at Horn Head. The New Lake area to the south of Horn Head is a Wildlife Sanctuary and is an important wintering site for Greenland White-fronted Geese and Barnacle Geese.

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