Cross the Irish Sea and you'll find plenty of opportunities to see the Northern Lights in Ireland. The most northerly point in the whole of Ireland is actually in the Republic, at Malin Head in County Donegal. This area was subject to a striking display of activity a few years ago, though March 2016 saw the Northern Lights reach as far south as County Cork. Stay in the nearby town of Inishowen if you want a base for a few nights - the excellent Inishowen Lodge B&B on the other side of the headland has views across the water to Northern Ireland from the terrace. If you're extra keen, pop over the border and chase the Lights all the way along the beautiful shores of County Antrim or the 'Causeway Coast'. Find more spectacular places to look for Northern Lights, right on your doorstep, with our guide to spotting Aurora in the UK .
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