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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places 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) (Aranmore) 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

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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
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Longitude: -8.112983, Latitude: 55.03434 , Easting: 192826, Northing: 420778 Prominence: 688m,  Isolation: 1.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 592777 920762,   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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Errigal from the summit of Mackoght
 
Iconic quartzite summit dominating the view in the North West.
Short Summary created by simon3, CaptainVertigo, jackill, Harry Goodman,  6 Oct 2012
Park in the car park at B94291 19734 A.From the car park corner you can follow a wet track on either side of the stream up to the col between Errigal and Mackoght. Just after a large cairn at B94151 20379 B turn left and follow a now rocky track up Errigal. The path is narrow and steep in places but never dangerously so. There are two summits which appear to the eye to be about the same height however the first, more easterly top, is the accepted high point on the mountain. As these twin rocky caps are only about 30 - 40 metres apart it is very easy to continue along the short "one man's path"to the second top. It is also possible to climb Errigal from the north (see super gerrym vid on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvH0QJjLeOg&feature=youtu.be) by parking near Procklis at B933252 C on the minor road which runs south from Falcarragh and taking the track due south. At the end of the track continue on up the hillside to a high flat stony shoulder before tackling the steep rocky ridge to the summit. On the way up there is an interesting circular opening on the path through the rocks known as "the keyhole". Return with care by way of ascent or if two cars are available complete a linear walk by descending from the summit down the ridge and then steep stony track to the car park at B9429119734 A..
On a clear day the views towards Muckish,Tory Island, Bloody Foreland, Slieve Snaght are truly amongst the best in Ireland. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/4836/
 
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Peat hags, scree slopes, scary paths and an awesome mountain!
by simongray12190  14 Mar 2016
The route starts from the car park on the main road and dives straight into heavy bog land. We made our way through peat hag after peat hag, through soggy patches and the odd stepping stone. We spooked a couple of red grouse and then finally made it to the base of the scree where the climb becomes much easier. The path up remains steep until the very last stretches and seems to get narrower the further you get up it until you reach the "one mans path" where it really is narrow! This stretch is really impressive and makes for one of the more exciting summits in the north of the island. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/18459/
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Picture: Mighty Errigal from the south
 
The sun sets on County Top pursuit
by wicklore  23 Jun 2010
Just like csd did recently from Corn Hill, this is also a live post. I am at the summit of Errigal, and I am celebrating reaching the last of the County Tops. Errigal also marks my 300th summit logged on MountainViews.  I have been really looking forward to this trip! Originally I intended to climb it tomorrow (Saturday) but time pressure meant that on arrival from Dublin I hopped out of the car this evening and headed straight for the top.

I used the tourist trail to ascend Errigal starting at the car park at B94291 19734 A.  It took about 75 minutes and the trail first led towards the col between Errigal and Mackoght. The track was quite dry and the boggy bits were easily avoided. Just after a large cairn at B94151 20379 B I headed directly for the slopes of Errigal. This section is over rocky ground and the path narrows in places on the steep ground.  However even though the hillside drops away each side of the path in places it didn't feel dangerously steep.

Arriving at the summit I was presented with the panorama of views described by others. This is my first hike in Donegal so these views are all new to me. Because it is late in the evening now (8pm) I have Errigal to myself. I'm thinking back to all the previous County Tops I have climbed. Big, small, remote, busy, ugly, pristine, silly or breathtaking - all had their own character and appeal, and all were different. And now here on Errigal as the sun starts to set, so too it is setting on my County Tops pursuit. And no better mountain to finish it on than Errigal. It is a wonderful hill that captures many of the most common attributes of an Irish mountain. It is boggy and rocky, heathery and bare, steep and gradual, accessible and challenging and it is rugged and and smooth. Errigal stands out both physically and in reputation. This evening is my first time to climb this mountain, but it certainly won't be my last!      Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/5885/
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eoin on Errigal, 2003
by eoin  4 Mar 2003
From the road on the south side the ascent is a little boggy at the bottom (stay to the right of the river until you get close to the base). The rest of the route is straightforward, well-worn and rocky up to a small cairn and memorial to Joey Glover. The final ridge narrows to a small summit with a second summit (1 metre lower!!) across an exposed path 20 metres away. This peak is often cloud covered but I've done it dozens of times over the years and it is always inspiring (views or not). It is a short walk - straight up and back down (1.5 hours) but there are several variations and approaches with a little investigation of the map and depending on your love for steep ground! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/363/
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skyehigh on Errigal, 2005
by skyehigh  21 Mar 2005
On a perfect day in July 2004, I patiently endured the rough and peaty northern approach to reach the foot of the north ridge. An unavoidable fan of scree seems to threaten a purgatorial ascent, but surprisingly quickly the scree thins out revealing solid ground underfoot. The rest of the climb is a delight, with optional scrambling and ever-widening views. After a brief encounter with the crowds on the popular ascent route, I completed a rewarding circuit over Mackoght and Beaghy (a place to linger in the afternoon sun), tracking a stream as the line of least resistance down to Altan Lough. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/1560/
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Picture: Errigal from Moylenanav
gerrym on Errigal, 2005
by gerrym  26 Nov 2005
Climbed 21.11.05 basing the route on that in David Hermans excellent Hillwalkers Donegal (an essential read for anyone walking in Donegal). Parked beside Procklis Lough (936256 D) where three herons were doing a spot of fishing. Followed the road S and took the rough track heading towards the distant Errigal. As rise Atlan Lough and the steep flank of Aghla More comes into better view. An hour brought me to some steeper climbing to reach the scree covered apron at the base of the climb to the summit. This only left around 1000 ft but my legs had renewed vigour with the prospect of what was to come. There is a short stiff climb over scree until reach more solid rock, which is rapidly on its way to becoming the scree below. I had a clear blue sky for company, with a constant procession of transatlantic jets making thier way to and from America. The climb brought me to a delightful "window" of rock followed by some scrambling to reach the summit, where I emerged from the shadows into brilliant sunshine and brilliant views onto the two tops of Errigal. The 2.5 hours were well worth the vista of loughs and hills, light and shade, brown and blue. Within view I had misty valleys, dark rock rising from a spectral ocean and sharply defined high ground covering Donegal and beyond. I could easily see the Bluestacks, Slievetooey, Slieve League and beyond to the sharp nose of Benbulbin. In the immediate vicinity the deep void of the Poisoned Glen was in drak shadow and looked a foreboding place. The descent was pretty straightforward, might not be too great in wet weather. I continued to Macknoght and then over the three Aghlas and back to the car at Procklis Lough. It felt absolutely fantastic to be at the top of Errigal in November, wearing short sleeves in the sunshine and having such a spectacular amount of varied and interesting landscape laid out before me. I met only one other person on this walk - walk during the week! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/2067/
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