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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 Errigal 0ver 20 years ago. As we ascended .. by youngjohn   (Show all for An Earagail)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Earagail in area Donegal NW, Ireland
 
A memorable mountain
by darrenf  22 Sep 2010
What trip to Donegal would be complete without a visit to Errigal Mountain.....We broadly follwed the route as described by Wicklore and parked at the carpark at B942 197 A. This carpark is not shown on sheet 1, my copy anyway, but rest assured there is room for plenty of cars in the carpark and also along the road outside.

As mentioned in previous posts the going from the carpark along the track is boggy underfoot and on our visit we found it particularly soft. There is a track which has also emerged along the right hand side of the river, and while it appears that this is indeed not as boggy, the erosion is already clearly visible. Best sticking to the one main track and strap on the gaitors.

Relief does soon arrive in the form of a gravel track which now snakes up Errigal. The gravel track soon turns to scree and shingle and continues on the ascent. Its a pleasant climb with great views in all directions, notably across Altan Lough and Aghla More. The track at this point can be quite steep in places. At the summit spectacular views are on offer and the effort is equally rewarded. From the summit one gets a true sense of how steeply the mountain drops away at either side. There was quite a breeze on the summit which brought a chill to the air. There are also two small peaks along the summit ridge which are joined by a narrow path, with pink quartzite veins running either side of the path to the valley floor below.

I imagine Errigal is one of those unique mountians which could be climbed time and time again while never tiring of the splendid views. A very short but memorable bag. The picture below shows the narrow path along the ridge of Errigal, with the steep walls of the crags around The Poisoned Glen visible to the right and Lough Croloughan visible to the left. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/6105/
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Climbed it with two friends on 16/01/2005. Very c .. by kendogbaggio   (Show all for An Earagail)
 
climbed errigal a couple of years ago in bad weat .. by scannerman   (Show all for An Earagail)
 
Perfect day .. by murraynolan   (Show all for An Earagail)
 
Donegal Winter Walk .. by davsheen   (Show all for An Earagail)
 
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