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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,   Summits in area: 73,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Errigal, 751m

Summits in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 470.6mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m
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Errigal Mountain An Earagail A name in Irish
(Ir. An Earagail [DUPN], poss. 'oratory') County Highpoint of Donegal, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 751m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B92826 20778 This summit has been logged as climbed by 756 members. Recently by: GillSte, Niamhq, Franky, gaoithe, IainT, Lauranna, bryanjbarry, patmoran, 21yearsgone, daithileonard, damo11, johncromie, declanohagan, Louise.Nolan, brendanjrehill
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Longitude: -8.112983, Latitude: 55.034349 , Easting: 192826, Northing: 420778 Prominence: 688m,   Isolation: 1.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 592777 920763,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Erigal, 10 char: Errigal
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

Errigal is well-known for the pinkish glow of its quartzite in the setting sun. It is located on the boundary of four townlands: Beltany Mountain, Dunlewy Near, Procklis, Money More. Despite the name, there are no known remains of an oratory. It may therefore be a metaphorical name for the mountain itself.   Errigal is the highest mountain in the Donegal NW area and the 77th highest in Ireland. Errigal is the highest point in county Donegal.

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Iconic quartzite summit dominating the view in th .. by group   (Show all for Errigal)
Peat hags, scree slopes, scary paths and an aweso .. by simongray12190   (Show all for Errigal)
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Through the Keyhole on Errigal
Harry Goodman on Errigal, 2009
by Harry Goodman  14 Dec 2009
A traverse of Errigal from N to S is I believe one of the most rewarding ways to tackle Donegal's highest mountain taking in, as it does, the sharp and rocky north ridge. The walk which we took was a circular one starting at the car park ( B943197 D) below Errigal on the R251 and then crossing the tops of Mackogt, Beaghy and Agla More on the outward part of the circuit, before descending NW down the shoulder of Agla More to the road at Procklis at the N end of Altan Lough B936254 E. The latter climb can be avoided and the walk shortened by following the NE edge of Altan Lough around to the road at Procklis. This is where the N to S traverse of Errigal begins and is a good starting point for a linear walk if there is access to two cars. If the out flow from the Lough is such as to make crossing difficult, by using the large stepping stones, it may be necessary to follow the river N to where it goes under a road bridge at B937261 F. From B936254 E we went left along the road and at B933252 turned left on to a track and headed due S. At the end of this track we continued on up to a high, flat, stony shoulder before tackling the steep rocky ridge to the summit. On the way up we passed through "the Keyhole" an interesting circular opening on the path up through the rocks (see photo). Once at the summit we continued S across one man's path over the lesser top before going down the ridge and back to the car park. A most enjoyable day out with very good visability and no wind. If a circular route is the only option and Errigal is the only Mountain one wishes to tackle, it is of course possible to walk NW along the R251 to B953205 G and take the Altan Lough Track down to the Lough and then follow the edge of the Lough around to Procklis. This route is part of the Dunlewy to Falcarragh section of the Donegal extension to the Ulster Way and a rewarding walk in its own right Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/4291/
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