Errigal 751m mountain, Donegal NW Derryveagh Mountains Donegal Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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: 55.034349 , 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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Picture: Halloween - Brocken Spectre seen from top of Errigal.
 
Daithi2004 on Errigal, 2009
by Daithi2004  2 Nov 2009
Climbed 31-10-2009 - Halloween. Out with The Wee Binnians Walkers, we started at Lough Altan track. It was raining (drizzle). We walked to Altan Farm and we admired the view of Altan Lough. Then climbed Beaghy and Mackoght. We had a lovely lunch below Errigal. Spectacular views as the weather began to improve. Errigal had a clear top. The climb was hard but rewarding. I have climbed Errigal before but it was always had cloud cover but not today. In fact, cloud was coming over and I thought, typical. As we got to the top, one of our members screamed with excitement and as I look down, I saw what the excitement was about. It was a Brocken Spectre. My very first sighting of this phenomenon. It was amazing and spiritual experience. It was like an apparition. Remember, it was Halloween which I thought was appropriate. It lasted for about 15 minutes. We took a lot photos. After that great experience, we came of Errrigal, down the scree and the muddy terrain and back to the car park below and walked the 4 km back to the Hostel. It was the talk in the pub later that night. Great Day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/4251/
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zeaphod on Errigal, 2004
by zeaphod  1 Jul 2004
The scree on the upper path has become ground down to quite small pieces in the past few years, making it treacherous in wet conditions. Best walked in a round with Beaghy and Mackoght, making a short but rewarding approx 10k walk. Start at the Lough Altan track, then head for Beaghy from it's highest point (v.boggy if wet). Head almost straight for Mackought then Errigal, return via col and back to the elbow in the Altan track. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/1010/
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Picture: Arriving at the summit
Old people on top
by Alaskan  4 Jun 2011
The outsole of my boot lasted a half hour and never made it out of the bog. From there to the summit and back it flapped antagonistically, attached only at the toe, nastily preferring to coil itself beneath my foot, particularly where the footing tended toward the treacherous. And having forgotten her hiking glasses, my wife entertained herself on the ascent watching the ground jump and leap through her bifocals. At least the trail didn't have the lithic ball bearings of Croagh Patrick, steep though it was for her 71-year-old legs. But from bog to summit, her grin never faltered. After two and a half hours, she scrambled the last little bit to the top, trying pointedly to ignore the sides of the trail that went down way too fast for her liking. Having called her best friend from the summit, we descended, something she enjoyed very much through her bifocal lenses. Or at least that is what she said. Later, looking at the view of the mountain from across Dunlewy Lough, she wondered how she'd ever managed to get up there. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/6370/
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Donegal a High Point
by BleckCra  18 Mar 2018
I was first introduced to Donegal 20 years ago. It was the Donegal of Buncrana, Bundoran and Ardara; of kiss me quick tourist towns, warm beer, hiked up prices and bored part time pub staff.
I saw a bit of the sea and the land but in general was not much impressed by Donegal. That was pretty well the only Donegal I knew until Paddy's Day 2018 when I was introduced to real Donegal, its vast and mesmerising desolation and the reasons for why some of us are quite addicted to it.
A spot just off the beaten track, buzzing family owned pubs, simple unfussy fare, big hills only a few minutes away; and good ... the very best ... company helps.
So. Lá Fhéile Pádraig 2018. Errigal. I hate the wind. Should have held back on the beer and curry last night. Wow was it windy!
And the isobars. Them too. Blown on the hill. Blown off it.
I won't add much to mountainviewers' wide experiences and many words already written on Errigal other than just to say that I thought she was a magnificent hill. Not hard to get to, proper big hill track up, 360° Donegal drama and in the conditions, as wild an Atlantic thing as you could get.
For those of us who classify hills under headings, Errigal can go under the label Perfect.
Errigal from the Irish: the received English meaning "oratory" which I seriously doubt and might be better informed to find that the "gal/gail" in Errigal and Donegal be more than a coincidence. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/19867/
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paulr50 on Errigal, 2005
by paulr50  21 Jan 2005
Last climbed Errigal on St.Patricks Day 2003. Very windy at the top, views amazing. Picture below has Dooish in the background( part of Glenveagh National Park). Recommended walk: Go to the top of the valley at Glenveagh and climb towards the top of the Poison Glen, good chance of spotting red deer or the Golden Eagles. This area is the best walking country in Donegal bar none. Views are excellent. Visit http://www.geocities.com/donegalhillwalker/ Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/1430/
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Picture: Panorama from second (lower) summit
 
jwscoleman on Errigal, 2005
by jwscoleman  6 Jul 2005
Climbed on the third of July. I was up and back from the car park on the Southeast side of the mountain in under 90 minutes, but that meant moving quickly. Amazing views and an exhilirating experience walking the very narrow ridgeline in the buffeting winds. The first stretch was very muddy. My shoes have only now dried out. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/1783/
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