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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: The path along the ridge on Errigal
 
Perfect day
by murraynolan  25 Nov 2010
I took a walk up Errigal with my brother on the 14th of November. Conditions were perfect. Blue skies, no wind and far reaching views.

My only tip would be that if you are leaving from the carpark on the R251, the path on the right hand side of the stream towards the col between Errigal and Mackoght is a good deal less mucky than the more direct left hand approach towards the bottom of the scree slope.

I've posted a short video from the summit on youtube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPDPw3AuyHM Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/6164/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal (<i>An Earagail</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Errigal and the Poisoned Glen
Donegal Winter Walk
by davsheen  1 Jan 2017
View from Errigal Mountain towards the Poisoned Glen and Derryveagh range in snow. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/18759/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal (<i>An Earagail</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Errigal from near Dunlewy
 
murphysw on Errigal, 2005
by murphysw  24 Jul 2005
I climbed this a good few years ago while still in my teens with my father and brother. We parked at the side of the R251 near Dunlewy and hiked up and down, very straightforward. I do remember as we were climbing down from the summit we met a chap running up the mountain, and then being overtaken by him not long after as he charged down Errigal. Fair play to him anyway! I got this picture of Errigal last week in similar conditions to the time we climbed it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/1810/
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patbelfast on Errigal, 2006
by patbelfast  5 Feb 2006
Climbed this inspiring mountain last week. Very boggy before hitting rising ground. Be careful of loose rocks when climbing and especially going down. The day I climbed the cloud base was about 500 metres but once above, it was like looking out of the window of an plane. The summit was bathed in sunlight but below was a sea of white cloud, unbelievable sight.
Make sure you have good sturdy footwear as I had to attend to another climber who had trainers on. His feet were cut to pieces on the sharp stones !!!!!!!! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/2168/
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shivers42 on Errigal, 2006
by shivers42  6 Jul 2006
I have climbed Errigal a good few times but I still get vertigo from looking down into the Poisoned Glen. It makes the summit seem twice as high as the glen is so deep. The narrow ridge is not for the faint hearted either. But all in all pleasant afternoon's entertainment. About 2 and 1/2 hours with a break? Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/2418/
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We've probably all done something similiar.
by molly007  3 Oct 2011
Samo, I've been drawn onwards and upwards in some similiarly unsafe situations so I can understand the compulsion not to "give in". It's an inbuilt instinct but a dangerous one, and sometimes it takes a bad fright to learn the lesson! Glad you got back safely to tell the tale. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/6553/
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