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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal (<i>An Earagail</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvH0QJjLeOg&feature=youtu.be
 
The North Face
by CaptainVertigo  5 Oct 2012
Yes Errigal is well documented here and elsewhere. But this is Errigal by the North Face and yet another high standard gerrym video bursting with colour and craftsmanship. gerrym has hit a rich vein of late and is putting enormous work into his craft. I just love it. I strongly recommend a look. The video captures the sense of a steep sramble in a way that you don't see too often. In the words of gerrym:
"A walk on Errigal Mountain, Donegal, Ireland. This hillwalk climbs Mount Errigal from the north with near guaranteed solitude and more challenge than the usual approach. Starting at Procklis Lough and following an old bog road brings the imposing northern scree slopes with a fantastic scramble and stunning views. Clambering through a window of rock and following precarious paths on the way to suddenly appear on the summit from a direction which may leave others wondering? Descent along the normal path, climbing Macknoght, descending to the beautiful Atlan Lough and following its shore back to Procklis Lough. A stunningly beautiful walk in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland." Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/14828/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal (<i>An Earagail</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Errigal from the West
Donegals highest.
by TommyV  31 Oct 2018
Errigal is up there alongside Croagh Patrick as one of Irelands most aesthetic mountains. To view it from a distance is as jaw dropping as the views from on top. The hike itself is a very straight forward out and back route from the Errigal Car park on the R251 as mentioned by simon3. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/20137/
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