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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
An Cnoc Mór 349mAn Mhaoil Mhór (Owey Island) 102mBallystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCnoc Colbha 363mCnoc na Naomh 155.9mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMoyle Hill 148mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mTroscshliabh 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh:   Drumnalifferny Far NE Top 535m
Derryveagh Mountains:   An Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Fada 529mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir thuaidh) 502mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir) 454mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Dubhais 651.5mAn Dubhais (mullach thiar theas) 528mAn Dubhais (mullach thoir theas) 553.9mAn Eachla Bheag 563.9mAn Eachla Bheag (mullach theas) 602.3mAn Eachla Mhór 581.2mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Earagail 751mAn Grogán Mór 457mAn Mhucais 667.1mArd Loch na mBreac Beadaí 472.5mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na bhFaircheach 517mCnoc na bhFaircheach (mullach thoir theas) 470mCnoc na Searrach 495mCnoc Uí Mhaolruanaidh 430mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mMac Uchta 555mMám an Leaca 480mNa Beanna Gorma 578mNa Leargacha 470.6mSagart na Dubhaise 506.4mSaggartnadooish East Top 478.9mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí 596mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí (mullach thoir thuaidh) 585mSliabh Sneachta 678m
Fanad:   Cashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mCnoc na dTeannála 152mDroim an Bhothaigh 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCionn Bheatha 384mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mLeahanmore 442mMaol na nDamh 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m

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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
Place visited by 898 members. Recently by: cactustravelfan, micealh, Haulie, patrickbren, Jimmy600leavey, holmpatrick, Jay9, DSutherland, RockyCaver, declantb, N.Dillon, karoloconnor, cmcbrophy, gwazy77, Kilcoobin
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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 Donegal NW area and the 77th highest in Ireland. An Earagail is the highest point in county Donegal.

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brian_m on An Earagail, 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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csd on An Earagail, 2003
by csd  13 Sep 2003
When visibility is down to 20 metres, there's not much for a person to photograph but the summit itself. No cairn, but who's putting up these blue signs? Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/640/
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Doug Lane on An Earagail, 2003
by Doug Lane  1 Sep 2003
My first 500m mountain outside of Wicklow. It wasn't particularly interesting getting there, seeing as the car park is right at the foot of the mountain, but it is more than worth the trip for the view. I particularly enjoyed the change in terrain from the Wicklow mountains. Steep ground, narrow paths, scree fields and a bit of vertigo at the top all combined to make Errigal a memorable, if short, experience. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/628/
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Dan on An Earagail, 2005
by Dan  26 Jun 2005
Been up twice, but neither time by the tourist path. Tourist path is handier for descent. Last time I climbed it I went up by the scree slopes on the south west face. Makes for a much more interesting climb. Started out from B 915 201 A and headed up the scree slopes from here. Aimed for the red chute you can see coming down from the saddle between the two peaks. The climbing looks a lot steeper than it actually is. When you reach this area of red rock and mud near the top its best not to climb straight up it (as I tried to at first), but scramble around the edge of the rock spur to your left. If climbing with others care is needed to be sure you dont send loose rock flying down onto your partners. Also worth it for the expressions on peoples face when you reach the top as you claw your way over the last few rocks!!! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/1777/
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