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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 66, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

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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 Donegal NW area and the 77th highest in Ireland. An Earagail is the highest point in county Donegal.

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Climbed 31-10-2009 - Halloween. Out with The Wee .. by Daithi2004   (Show all for An Earagail)
 
The scree on the upper path has become ground dow .. by zeaphod   (Show all for An Earagail)
 
The 'pink glow' of the quartzite .. by wicklore   (Show all for An Earagail)
 
Climbing alone in Hurricane Katia (Scary) .. by Samo   (Show all for An Earagail)
 
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Donegal a High Point
by BleckCra  18 Mar 2018
I was first introduced to Donegal 20 years ago. It was the Donegal of Buncrana, Bundoran and Ardara; of kiss me quick tourist towns, warm beer, hiked up prices and bored part time pub staff.
I saw a bit of the sea and the land but in general was not much impressed by Donegal. That was pretty well the only Donegal I knew until Paddy's Day 2018 when I was introduced to real Donegal, its vast and mesmerising desolation and the reasons for why some of us are quite addicted to it.
A spot just off the beaten track, buzzing family owned pubs, simple unfussy fare, big hills only a few minutes away; and good ... the very best ... company helps.
So. Lá Fhéile Pádraig 2018. Errigal. I hate the wind. Should have held back on the beer and curry last night. Wow was it windy!
And the isobars. Them too. Blown on the hill. Blown off it.
I won't add much to mountainviewers' wide experiences and many words already written on Errigal other than just to say that I thought she was a magnificent hill. Not hard to get to, proper big hill track up, 360° Donegal drama and in the conditions, as wild an Atlantic thing as you could get.
For those of us who classify hills under headings, Errigal can go under the label Perfect.
Errigal from the Irish: the received English meaning "oratory" which I seriously doubt and might be better informed to find that the "gal/gail" in Errigal and Donegal be more than a coincidence. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/19867/
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