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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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  • Errigal mountain is in the derryveagh mountains which are in the county of Donegal.Errigal is the tallest mountain in Donegal it's very scenic mountain in cone shape made up mainly with white Quartz.T...  more »
  • The views from the top are breathtaking. It's not a difficult climb but the footing can get a bit slippery in the wetter weather. 
  • My 14 year old son and I climbed Errigal at the end of October. It was an enjoyable day once you get past the bog at the start. Views from the top were breathtaking. We will be back in the summer.