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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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Last climbed Errigal on St.Patricks Day 2003. Ver .. by paulr50   (Show all for Errigal)
Climbed on the third of July. I was up and back .. by jwscoleman   (Show all for Errigal)
Quite simply, a superb mountain! This was one mou .. by paulocon   (Show all for Errigal)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Spectacular view south from Errigal summit to the Poisoned Glen and Slieve Snaght
what a mountain!
by slemish  13 Jul 2011
Very occasionally in this part of Donegal you get one of those long, hot summer days where the mountains seem a much less threatening place than on a cold, wet day with low cloud. I wasn't planning on climbing Errigal yesterday as I had already climbed 2 tops earlier in the day but the weather was so good and I had waited many years for an opportunity to climb this mountain so I grabbed it. I took the standard tourist route up from the car park on the R251. Keeping 30m or so to the right of the stream is a much less boggy affair than the eroded path. Once you reach the second stone cairn head immediately for the scree slope of Errigal. Once onto the solid rock I found the going quite easy with only a little scrambling required. I reached the 751m summit after only an hour. I had the summit to myself which is just as well as there is literally only room for one person to stand. There wasn't a breath of wind at all up there and I was able to stay in short sleeves for the entire climb. In the late evening sunshine the views were incredible. I could easily make out the Sawel-Dart ridge in the Sperrins to the SE and Benbulbin in Sligo to the SW. However the view south over Dunlewy Lough and the Poisoned Glen up to the bizarrely-shaped Slieve Snaght is one I will never forget. To me Slieve Snaght looked like the head of a king cobra or even perhaps a Sphinx (see photo). The view north was equally good over the high Derryveagh ridge to the Aghlas and Muckish. The lack of wind made the one-man's path to the second summit easy. I spent a good fifteen minutes enjoying the views before heading back by the same route to the car. I met two lads on the way down who had approached from Muckish Gap (!) and were on their fifth summit of the day. I eventually reached the car park feeling tired but immensely satisfied at conquering Errigal - the highest mountain I have climbed so far and only the third over 2000 ft. Total trip up and down - about 1 hr 40 mins. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/6410/
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Evening Glow .. by wicklore   (Show all for Errigal)
During the snowy weather in February we decided t .. by dmcdonag   (Show all for Errigal)
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