Cyclists of the final leg of their massive 800 kilometre charity cycle in aid of the North West Hospice received a welcome boost as they happened upon the official launch of the Malin Head Tourism Project on Tuesday afternoon.
Jonathan Costello from Kinlough and Ballyshannon man Carl McNern had just completed 586km of their 800km cycle from Mizen to Malin to Kinlough marathon before heading back to the North Leitrim village that evening.
Both gents were pleasantly surprised to be welcomed to Ireland’s most northerly point by Donegal County Council’s new Cathaoirleach, Cllr Ciaran Brogan, its Chief Executive, Seamus Neely and a host of other local and visiting dignitaries.
Both Cllr Brogan and Mr. Neely congratulated the men and their team on such a fantastic achievement in aid of such a good cause and wished them well on their final leg of the journey.
The Malin Head Tourism Project is part of Donegal County Council’s commitment to developing signature destination points along the Wild Atlantic Way.
The opening of the new facilities are expected to enhance the visitor experience and boost tourism in the area, creating long-term benefits for the local community.