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Mount Errigal, Letterkenny
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Errigal is a 751m mountain near Gweedore in County Donegal, Ireland. It is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains, the tallest peak in County Donegal, and the 76th tallest peak in Ireland. Errigal is also the most southern, steepest and highest of the mountain chain, called the "Seven Sisters" by locals. The Seven Sisters includes Muckish, Crocknalaragagh, Aghla Beg, Ardloughnabrackbaddy, Aghla More, Mackoght and Errigal. The nearest peak is Mackoght, which is also known as Little Errigal or Wee Errigal.Errigal is well known for the pinkish glow of its quartzite in the setting sun. Another noted quality is the ever-changing shape of the mountain depending on what direction you view it from. Errigal was voted 'Ireland's Most Iconic Mountain' by Walking & Hiking Ireland in 2009.Climbing ErrigalThe mountain is most often climbed from the carpark off the R251 road. The route initially starts off by crossing heavily eroded and boggy land towards a visible track through the shiny scree from where the ascent proper starts. After reaching the summit, people usually walk the short but exposed walk along ‘One Man’s Pass’ which leads across to the second and lower of the twin summits. No special equipment is needed to climb the mountain, but caution is advised.
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  • Been here a few times for the Sunday dinner and you can't go wrong the food is very good and the staff are very friendly 
  • A picture postcard that you drive through, one beautiful, timeless place. When you drive there, the roads are clear of congestion and you can breath. A great place to fee free and relax in nature. CR 
  • Only my 4th hike but this was a challenge. Very boggy and marshy at the foot and shingle/rocks at the top. Just be careful coming down. Great views from the top.