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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: Errigal from the Devlin Gorge
 
Last of the winter snow
by mcrtchly  6 Apr 2018
A snow-capped Errigal rises above the Devlin River gorge filled with naked oak trees, as seen from the ascent route to Slieve Snaght. This is a spot we've had our eye on for a few years since discovering it while hillwalking and it appears on our 2015 "Wild Ireland" Derryveagh video. We wanted a winter shot with snow on Donegal's highest mountain, moody grey skies and some light in the foreground to bring out the rich russet tones of the moorland. After several attempts, and during what must surely be the last of this winter's snow, we finally got the shot we were looking for! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/19882/
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