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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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Climbed Errigal 0ver 20 years ago. As we ascended .. by youngjohn   (Show all for Errigal)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal in area Donegal NW, Ireland
A memorable mountain
by darrenf  22 Sep 2010
What trip to Donegal would be complete without a visit to Errigal Mountain.....We broadly follwed the route as described by Wicklore and parked at the carpark at B942 197 A. This carpark is not shown on sheet 1, my copy anyway, but rest assured there is room for plenty of cars in the carpark and also along the road outside.

As mentioned in previous posts the going from the carpark along the track is boggy underfoot and on our visit we found it particularly soft. There is a track which has also emerged along the right hand side of the river, and while it appears that this is indeed not as boggy, the erosion is already clearly visible. Best sticking to the one main track and strap on the gaitors.

Relief does soon arrive in the form of a gravel track which now snakes up Errigal. The gravel track soon turns to scree and shingle and continues on the ascent. Its a pleasant climb with great views in all directions, notably across Altan Lough and Aghla More. The track at this point can be quite steep in places. At the summit spectacular views are on offer and the effort is equally rewarded. From the summit one gets a true sense of how steeply the mountain drops away at either side. There was quite a breeze on the summit which brought a chill to the air. There are also two small peaks along the summit ridge which are joined by a narrow path, with pink quartzite veins running either side of the path to the valley floor below.

I imagine Errigal is one of those unique mountians which could be climbed time and time again while never tiring of the splendid views. A very short but memorable bag. The picture below shows the narrow path along the ridge of Errigal, with the steep walls of the crags around The Poisoned Glen visible to the right and Lough Croloughan visible to the left. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/6105/
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Climbed it with two friends on 16/01/2005. Very c .. by kendogbaggio   (Show all for Errigal)
climbed errigal a couple of years ago in bad weat .. by scannerman   (Show all for Errigal)
Perfect day .. by murraynolan   (Show all for Errigal)
I climbed this a good few years ago while still i .. by murphysw   (Show all for Errigal)
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