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Derryveagh Mountains Area   Cen: Errigal Subarea
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Errigal Mountain An Earagail A name in Irish Ir. An Earagail [DUPN], poss. 'oratory’ or ‘secluded spot’ [PDT] County Highpoint of Donegal in Ulster Province, 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: B92825 20777
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Longitude: -8.113014, Latitude: 55.034304 , Easting: 192825, Northing: 420777 Prominence: 688m,  Isolation: 1.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 592775 920758,   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. Alternatively, it may originally be a Brittonic name akin to Welsh argel ‘hiding-place, refuge, secluded spot’. Old Irish has a cognate word airchel, ‘lurking place’, but the -g- in Earagail would be more consistent with the Brittonic form.   An Earagail is the highest mountain in the Derryveagh Mountains area and the 77th highest in Ireland. An Earagail is the highest point in county Donegal.

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Joe Linehan on Errigal, 2003
by Joe Linehan  4 Nov 2003
1 September 2003. Good weather. Left car at 10 a.m. at car park off the main valley road ("built by the British for their troops") and walked up with sculptor Shane O'Drea, who lives locally. Very nice going up ... a bit boggy at first easy walk, lovely views. But got misty at top and concomitantly cool. An hour to the top. Coming down made the mistake of coming off the track and had to negotiate round mud patches. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/736/
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johngkelly on Errigal, 2005
by johngkelly  4 May 2005
It’s a surprisingly quick and easy climb and hugely rewarding for such a limited effort, especially if you get a nice day Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/1678/
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yaffeo on Errigal, 2003
by yaffeo  27 Nov 2003
One more picture. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/760/
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Kirsty on Errigal, 2002
by Kirsty  11 Jul 2002
Very snowy, very cold, very refreshing the day we did it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/37/
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moosecollar on Errigal, 2002
by moosecollar  23 Sep 2002
Climbed on a very clear and cold mid-December day. Awe inspiring view from the snow-dusted top. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/143/
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Djouce on Errigal, 2002
by Djouce  5 Nov 2002
Short, steeep climb to summit. Great views. Slid down the screes in a rapid descent. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/194/
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