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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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Climbed on 27th Dec 06. Met a few straglers like .. by Wiked   (Show all for Errigal (An Earagail))
 
Ascent of North Ridge of Errigal, June, 2004. .. by finarphin   (Show all for Errigal (An Earagail))
 
climbed it on a very windy wet day November 08 aw .. by brian_m   (Show all for Errigal (An Earagail))
 
Yes, but what did you learn? .. by cillian   (Show all for Errigal (An Earagail))
 
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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Errigal via North Face .. by Redtop   (Show all for Errigal (An Earagail))
 
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