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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
 
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/2577/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal (<i>An Earagail</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Loch Altan
finarphin on Errigal, 2007
by finarphin  10 Jan 2007
Ascent of North Ridge of Errigal, June, 2004. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/2581/
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brian_m on Errigal, 2008
by brian_m  6 Dec 2008
climbed it on a very windy wet day November 08 away from the main route for abit of scrambing. Good fun but got a humbling feeling when the wind lifted me off the ground so be carfull of that especially at the top on the path between summits. Otherwise not a long climb 2hrs or so the best or handest way down is via the stone path which due to taffic has a few loose stones/rocks like C Patrick and abit muddy at the start but thats what gore tex boots are for. Very rewarding views on the mountain and looking up at it especially when you view it from Gweedore direction. Have been dying to climb this since i was very wee and it did not disappoint. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/3468/
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Yes, but what did you learn?
by cillian  3 Oct 2011
Samo, you didn't say what you learned from the experience that would be useful for others Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/6552/
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A Short and Sharp trip
by concorde  27 Mar 2014
Having not climbed Errigal for a number of years it was time for a re acquaintance but having a short time window did a speedy up and down in just over one hour on the tourist route.
The views really are spectacular and apart from the minor boggy areas at the start the conditions were excellent. To cap it all I had the company of 5 Snow Buntings and a rolling Raven. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/15945/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal (<i>An Earagail</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Errigal Strava North Face Loop
 
Errigal via North Face
by Redtop  25 Aug 2021
Climbed Errigal yesterday on a beautiful clear day. After reviewing several comments from previous climbers, the AllTrails App, YouTube videos, we decided to ascend the North face via The Keyhole and hike up and over the 2 Summits & Ridge and descended the South face back to the car park. 6.5Km Loop in 3Hrs 20 Mins, with plenty of water/food/rest stops. We drifted off the track a few times, but managed to get back on it by reviewing the AllTrails App and checking our position relative to the Errigal Loop Trail. On approaching the North face, we noticed small orange flags placed on the trail. Thanks to whomever placed these, as we were able to follow them up to The Keyhole and onwards to the summit. I recall comments saying it was not recommended to descend the North face and I can understand why. Ascending the North face was tough but manageable. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/23250/
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