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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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Last climbed Errigal on St.Patricks Day 2003. Ver .. by paulr50   (Show all for Errigal (An Earagail))
 
Climbed on the third of July. I was up and back .. by jwscoleman   (Show all for Errigal (An Earagail))
 
Quite simply, a superb mountain! This was one mou .. by paulocon   (Show all for Errigal (An Earagail))
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal (<i>An Earagail</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
 
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by magicstep  11 Jun 2017
Choose a clear day as the views are magnificent. Can get busy on weekends.
For the first part of a climb avoid the wet bog and follow a stream on the right.
Errigal can be climbed from two sides. The eastern side (behind right on the picture) is common and easier. The northern (left side on picture) has an interesting arch, a needle eye that you can walk through. I did not climb that side but descended a couple of hundred metres from the top to see that arch. It's easy to spot it, just follow the path. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/19553/
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