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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
 
Peat hags, scree slopes, scary paths and an awesome mountain!
by simongray12190  14 Mar 2016
The route starts from the car park on the main road and dives straight into heavy bog land. We made our way through peat hag after peat hag, through soggy patches and the odd stepping stone. We spooked a couple of red grouse and then finally made it to the base of the scree where the climb becomes much easier. The path up remains steep until the very last stretches and seems to get narrower the further you get up it until you reach the "one mans path" where it really is narrow! This stretch is really impressive and makes for one of the more exciting summits in the north of the island. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/18459/
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Climbed 31-10-2009 - Halloween. Out with The Wee .. by Daithi2004   (Show all for Errigal (An Earagail))
 
The scree on the upper path has become ground dow .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Errigal (An Earagail))
 
The 'pink glow' of the quartzite .. by wicklore   (Show all for Errigal (An Earagail))
 
Climbing alone in Hurricane Katia (Scary) .. by Samo   (Show all for Errigal (An Earagail))
 
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