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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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paulbrown on Errigal, 2007
by paulbrown  26 Mar 2007
I climbed Errigal on Sat 24th March 2007. A beautiful, sunny, clear blue sky day greeted me at the parking area just ouside Dunlewy. Looking up towards the summit I noticed approx. 10 - 12 other climbers descending or still at the top. The start of the climb was very soft and boggy, boots and gators are recommended, but quickly changed to rock and scree. It is a short (50 mins approx) but exillerating climb with narrow tracks overlooking what has to be one of the most magnificent views of Glenveagh National Park,Dunlewy Lake and townland,The Poisin Glen, Lough Altan and the remaining Derryveagh Mountains. There are two peaks on Errigal with a narrow ridge track from one to the other, could be dodgy on a blustery day. After a few minutes taking in the sights, I descended carefully down through the scree. Care should be taken especially if there are others ascending as loose stones and scree are common. I found that if you kep to the left of the river near the bottom you will miss a most of the mucky,boot sucking bog holes. This is a walk that most people will find memorable as long as vertigo is not an issue when near the summit. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/2648/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Errigal reflected and compared.
 
simon3 on Errigal, 2005
by simon3  17 Sep 2005
Although crouched under Errigal, Dunlewy Lough still provided this reflection of Errigal one September day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/1951/
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paulr50 on Errigal, 2005
by paulr50  28 Jan 2005
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skyehigh on Errigal, 2005
by skyehigh  21 Mar 2005
A view of Beaghy and Mackoght from the shore of Altan Lough, on the last stage of my northerly circuit of Errigal (fitter climbers would continue over the Aghla group!) Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/1561/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Mackoght, Breaghy And The Altans From Errigal Summit
 
dino on Errigal, 2005
by dino  7 Nov 2005
Climbed Errigal on Halloween but no ghosties about. I took the path to Altan Lough and then on to Breaghy and Mackoght before Errigal. The weather was great but quite stormy and I got caught near the top in a very heavy shower of hail. Thankfully I was able to rest in the circle shelter below the summit until it passed. As I walked all the way to the Lough in order to explore the abandoned tower (well worth a visit!) the total trip was approx 12km. I have a GPS track of the route I took if anyone wants it (drop me an email). Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/2037/
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Wiked on Errigal, 2007
by Wiked  4 Jan 2007
Climbed on 27th Dec 06. Met a few straglers like myself out on the slopes.
Visibility was very poor as can be seen from the photo.
Nice climb and encouraged by the presence of the Donegal Mountain Rescue team out shedding a few pounds after the christmas turkey like myself. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/2577/
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