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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 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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Earagail in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Arriving at the summit
 
Old people on top
by Alaskan  4 Jun 2011
The outsole of my boot lasted a half hour and never made it out of the bog. From there to the summit and back it flapped antagonistically, attached only at the toe, nastily preferring to coil itself beneath my foot, particularly where the footing tended toward the treacherous. And having forgotten her hiking glasses, my wife entertained herself on the ascent watching the ground jump and leap through her bifocals. At least the trail didn't have the lithic ball bearings of Croagh Patrick, steep though it was for her 71-year-old legs. But from bog to summit, her grin never faltered. After two and a half hours, she scrambled the last little bit to the top, trying pointedly to ignore the sides of the trail that went down way too fast for her liking. Having called her best friend from the summit, we descended, something she enjoyed very much through her bifocal lenses. Or at least that is what she said. Later, looking at the view of the mountain from across Dunlewy Lough, she wondered how she'd ever managed to get up there. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/76/comment/6370/
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Donegal a High Point .. by BleckCra   (Show all for An Earagail)
 
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