From the oval indentation of Lough Foyle a bluff coast trends north-westward to Malin Head, the northernmost promontory of the island.
In Florence in 1636 he saw Galileo, for whom he ever retained the warmest admiration, and spent eight months in daily converse with the members of a scientific circle in Paris, held together by Malin Mersenne (q.v.).
It contains a mausoleum of the Beni Malin dynasty.
Malin, Storia civile e politica del Commercio de' Veneziani (Venice, 1798); H.
The capital is Ratzeburg, and there are two other towns, Malin and Lauenburg.