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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
Place visited by 921 members. Recently by: rdkernan, cclair, tmcg, SeanPurcell, Sarge, tseepra, TriHarder, DrakkBalsaams, Jai-mckinney, pcost, Brendanbarrett, abeach, Aglaisio, Carolyn105, thomas_g
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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)
 
A memorable mountain .. by darrenf   (Show all for An Earagail)
 
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Earagail in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: The path along the ridge on Errigal
 
Perfect day
by murraynolan  25 Nov 2010
I took a walk up Errigal with my brother on the 14th of November. Conditions were perfect. Blue skies, no wind and far reaching views.

My only tip would be that if you are leaving from the carpark on the R251, the path on the right hand side of the stream towards the col between Errigal and Mackoght is a good deal less mucky than the more direct left hand approach towards the bottom of the scree slope.

I've posted a short video from the summit on youtube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPDPw3AuyHM Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/6164/
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Donegal Winter Walk .. by davsheen   (Show all for An Earagail)
 
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