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Mount Errigal

Dunlewy, Letterkenny, Ireland
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Spectacular view!

We're not climbers, but we loved just seeing the Mt. Errigal area! That's the kind of "afternoon... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael V
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Stunning view.

I always love seen this mountain what an amazing view you get on a sunny/dull day it really is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mary K
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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“car park” (19 reviews)
“great climb” (6 reviews)
Dunlewy, Letterkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We're not climbers, but we loved just seeing the Mt. Errigal area! That's the kind of "afternoon drive" we love!

Thank Michael V
Reviewed yesterday

I always love seen this mountain what an amazing view you get on a sunny/dull day it really is a must see .

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a wet a misty day when we decided to climb Mount Errigal I had hiked in Wicklow before and was expecting some tracks but this is not for anyone who doesn't like getting mucky or wet. People were hiking it with runners and...More

Thank MCCO36
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are amazing but we didn't make it very far, we were prepared as previous reviews talked about the mud so we had decent footwear and clothing. My 7 year old sank up to his thighs in mud and almost lost his boots, I...More

Thank Gemma S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know it's not a very high mountain...but it gives a great impression of one!!!! Was lucky enough to be the first car in the car park last Thursday, so it was nice to have the mountain to myself for a short while. By the...More

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but good car park the a slog through a peat bog ( I agree with comments that some form of protection for the bog needs to be done otherwise this hillside will be destroyed). I used off-road running shoes and my feet and socks...More

Thank Malcolm D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent mountain with very spectacular quartz peak and ridge. Very easy to climb from the car park on the R251 road pass (between Errigal and Dooish mountains). Absolutely CRAZY that Donegal tourism has not put a proper path over the boggy section from this car...More

1  Thank A T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were excited to climbing on top. what a amazing tour that was .Love it very much .We will back every summer.

Thank Gomes S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The car park is small (max 10 cars) but ample parking on the side of the road for when the sun is shining. Just over 2km rising about 500 metres until you reach the summit at about 750m above sea level. The first 500 metres...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed July 13, 2017

On one of my recent trips to Donegal I decided to go for a hill walk and I was advised to go to Mount Errigal. Well it was better than I had imagined, it was 24 degrees with the wind blowing from the West so...More

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July 13, 2017|
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Response from Waterford-TRIP | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I'd agree with the above two answers. The boggy start and the loose scree and stones on the climb itself would probably make it impractical and possibly unsafe to bring a dog along unless it was well trained and used to... More
January 8, 2017|
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Response from kevinhayden | Reviewed this property |
Therte's a number of variables to consider, the wind direction and strength, recent rain which can make the going heavy, if you've done mountain climbing like this before you'll find this easy enough but allow up to 5 hours... More
Cassie M
May 23, 2016|
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Response from MILLER1969 | Reviewed this property |
It's really boggy & mucky at the start so trainers wouldn't be the best idea.