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Mount Errigal

Dunlewy, Letterkenny, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Letterkenny
Type: Hiking Trails, Mountains
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English first
Southern England
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very boggy at the lower stages so be prepared and would recommend walking sticks as much for coming down as going up. We weren't quick and it took us 1hr 20mins up and 1 he 10 down. Well worth it but please do wear walking boots as almost all were in trainers and one girl came down are foot!!!!! Seems... More

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Limoges, France
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21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We didn't have the time to climb, but even at its feet it was beautiful. But the real discovery was the old Dunlewey Church, ruins between two lakes, in the middle of nowhere, a huge souvenir for all of us!

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Mount Errigal is a beautiful mountain, and it is a must do climb. The one thing I would say is be prepared to get wet. It rained a couple of times while we were climbing. At the start we waited in the car for a heavy rain storm to pass. Eventually we started climbing, it is a challenge - But... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

You cannot fail to be impressed by Mt. Errigal it towers over the scenery around, the whole landscape is very dramatic. Bring a camera you won't be disappointed.

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Dollingstown
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3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Just passing and called in for a drink and to have a look at a possible location for a weekend break. Staff very friendly and asnwered all queries willingly, even allowed us a sneak peek at the accommodation so we could see what was on offer! Location good - very central to Letterkenny and not too far from the lovely... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

In retrospect, most of my destinations in Ireland are not "reviewable;" they are experiential. Errigal is a mountain - in and around the lough, it comes out of the sky and it stands there. Big, large, rocky thing. That being said, it is a the soul of County Donegal. Resolute against the roiling skies lighting Gweedore, its face is infinitely... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

For the sake of the environment its best to start at the public car-park (there are several other routes, including the challenging NW ridge) ..a boggy start soon gives way to a 30 degree ridge walk, which may be windy but is very obvious, and the views from the top twin peaks are simply stunning. best done in late evening... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

First off, I climb the Mourne Mountains regularly. So before climbing I read a review on here about the boggy ground and need for welly boots. My partner didn't believe me about the wellies until we arrived at the car park at Errigal. The bog was a nightmare and dangerous at parts. We crossed the river at the start... big... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Was there during a period of snow - looked very impressive from Dunlewie village. The poison glen was also very pretty.

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syracuse, new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We spent 2 weeks renting a cottage at the foothill of Mount Errigal, a 35 minute drive from Letterkenny in May of 2013. To go from the green and lush Letterkenny to the rocky and barren Dunlewey was awe inspiring. You pass many peat bogs, which I have never seen. The roads are narrow, the mountains are gorgeous, and you... More

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