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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 470.6mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Errigal Mountain An Earagail A name in Irish
(Ir. An Earagail [DUPN], poss. 'oratory') County Highpoint of Donegal, 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.   Errigal is the highest mountain in the Donegal NW area and the 77th highest in Ireland. Errigal is the highest point in county Donegal.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errigal in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Altan Lough and Aghla More from Errigal
 
paulocon on Errigal, 2009
by paulocon  7 Oct 2009
Quite simply, a superb mountain! This was one mountain I'd been longing to climb since getting into hill walking just over a year ago. Having done Sawel earlier in the day, I'd hoped that the drive to Dunlewy would see the worst of the high overnight winds die down as forecast. Arriving in Dunlewy, there was no sign of this happening as the wind lapped up off the Lough.



Seeing some cars in the carpark at the foot of the mountain, I kitted myself up and nervously started the climb. The lady working in the Dunlewy Centre had told me they'd had heavy rain for the past 2 days and it seemed that most of this had been dumped on the bog which marks the initial part of the climb. The bog quickly leads to scree sclopes and the beginning of the real fun. In conditions I'd not experienced before, you could hear the gusts of wind coming before they'd hit you giving a couple of seconds to brace yourself. I had to crouch down a few times on some of the more exposed sections of the ridge towards the top - particularly the part after the shelter and I spent most of the short time I spent on the summit of Donegal sat on my backside. I'd read that one man's pass can be dangerous in high winds and being alone, I decided not to risk it.. it would give me a reason to return to the mountain. Apart from the wind, the conditions were perfect with high visibility offering superb panaromic views - it really feels like the top of the world on Errigal's tiny summit (does anyone know of a smaller summit?)



Met some more brave/foolhardy souls on the descent which can be tricky in places especially on the lower part of the scree. A terrifying yet exhiliarting experience - there is no doubt that you get a real appreciation of the force of nature when being buffeted by the wind on the summit. One of Ireland's iconic mountains and rightly so in my opinon (think there was a discussion about this some time back).. just can't wait to climb it again!! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/4176/
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