Mount Errigal
Mount Errigal
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  • Bernie W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for family occasions
    We attended to celebrate a family birthday for meal and drinks. Menu options were great and suited all young and old, any requests were happily accommodated. Food was lovely staff were great but Bug Shout out for the gorgeous Louise who took our booking, helped sort balloons and cake and made sure that we were very well looked after. Will definitely return thank you x
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Terry M
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big T 60th Birthday
    Had a surprise 60th Birthday in Mount Errigal Hotel from start to finish was a pleasure ,from arriving Friday going home Sunday food was top class breakfast was just as good 5 star 🌟. Ha beautiful t Room (6 floor ) huge .all staff wer pleasant a d helpful. Go raibh maith agat . Belfast
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 4, 2024
  • KFM328uk
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Master class in customer service
    I have been staying in the Mount Errigal on Business during April and May 2024. What a wonderful Hotel, all the staff are very friendly and helpful. However, I must mention one particular member of staff that currently works in the Bar Restaurant, her name is Orla. Every time she serves me she gives a Masterclass on how customer service should be delivered!! She is extremely polite, confident, friendly and so professional at all times; she is a credit to the hotel. I will be staying at the Mont Errigal for the next couple of months and Orla makes my stay very special and enjoyable. Well done Orla!!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written May 20, 2024
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Colin B
Belfast, UK339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Really enjoyed the climb. The new path that has been put in across the bog at the start and also most of the way up to the top makes it a much better experience than before.

You still get the thrill at the top of the wonderful view and also the "one man's path" as the highlight.

We are relatively fit and took us about 2 hours to get up and down with plenty of breaks to take in the views
Written September 28, 2022
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shaw
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
I absolutely loved this hike but I found difficult at times.
Hiking boots are a 100% must, doing the hike in runners is madness. A clear day with little wind is also beneficial as it’s so high at the top wouldn’t have wanted any winds.
At the start of the mountain it’s all boggy/swampy ground so it’s full or thick mud & water.
Then it changes into small stones which can be sloppy, I was on all 4’s at certain parts of this climb. There are a few peaks at the top, we went to the second peak which was far enough for us as it got dangerous. We did it early in the morning & started at 8.30 where little people were climbing which was lovely. It took us a 2 hour return trip but generally for other people it takes longer. I found coming down easy.
The hike is worth it for the amazing views at the top, I absolutely loved the hike & would definitely do it again.
Written August 25, 2020
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BGillman-202
Dublin, Ireland56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We did this with our 8 yr old. Trail is easy to follow but quite mucky so boots are highly recommended. Otherwise it’s a good and relatively strenuous walk. We went on a windy day and had to turn back as was quite exposed on the side so calm days are much better.

There is a small car park at the base but when we visited this was full and most people parked along the road which was fine as visibility was good with clear ditches.

Views are spectacular so it’s well worth the effort.
Written August 16, 2020
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KFM328uk
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
I have been staying in the Mount Errigal on Business during April and May 2024.
What a wonderful Hotel, all the staff are very friendly and helpful.
However, I must mention one particular member of staff that currently works in the Bar Restaurant, her name is Orla.
Every time she serves me she gives a Masterclass on how customer service should be delivered!!
She is extremely polite, confident, friendly and so professional at all times; she is a credit to the hotel.
I will be staying at the Mont Errigal for the next couple of months and Orla makes my stay very special and enjoyable.
Well done Orla!!
Written May 20, 2024
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Bernie W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We attended to celebrate a family birthday for meal and drinks. Menu options were great and suited all young and old, any requests were happily accommodated. Food was lovely staff were great but Bug Shout out for the gorgeous Louise who took our booking, helped sort balloons and cake and made sure that we were very well looked after. Will definitely return thank you x
Written August 19, 2023
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Terry M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Had a surprise 60th Birthday in Mount Errigal Hotel from start to finish was a pleasure ,from arriving Friday going home Sunday food was top class breakfast was just as good 5 star 🌟. Ha beautiful t
Room (6 floor ) huge .all staff wer pleasant a d helpful.
Go raibh maith agat .
Belfast
Written February 4, 2024
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Grainne J
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Climbed Errigal yesterday with my husband and two boys aged 13 and 11. We all loved it. While the climb itself is tough enough with boggy ground to begin with followed by loose stoney steep ground for the bulk of the climb, if you have the right waterproof hiking footwear and are reasonably fit, it is very doable. It took us just two hours to get to the top, having stopped for a bit of lunch on the way up and to admire views. There”s not much room at the top so we didn’t linger there. It took about 1.5 hours to come back down the mountain. The loose stones makes the descent tricky. But we had a lovely sunny day and it was great. Again, the right footwear makes all the difference for the descent. Saw plenty of people wearing runners and having difficulties.
Written August 12, 2020
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CVog96
County Londonderry, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Hard climb. Be prepared. Stoney path up and can loose your footing. Concentrate at all times. Mosh marsh at the bottom of the mount before you climb. Wear appropriate footwear! And take water and snacks. 3 hours up and down total. Good climb and really enjoyed it. Stunning views from the top. Found a cross and a few RIP stones. Really Lovely.
Written August 25, 2020
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Lolaisqueen
Castlebar, Ireland31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
2 things to make life easier for you are waterproof hiking boots and walking poles. This was an easy enough climb and took 3 hours up and down. Spectacular views all tge way up and at the top. Highly recommended, especially if weather is clear.
Written August 14, 2020
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bf329
540 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
I've been wanting to climb Errigle for a few years now but only recently took the plunge. I've climbed a good few mountains before (Croagh Patrick, Cuilcagh Legnabrocky trail etc) so I had a fair idea what to expect and after reading reviews on here about the mud I packed a spare pair of shoes, socks and a towel just incase (in hindsight the best decision of the day!). We got a beautiful day for it and as a result the tiny car park was full, meaning we joined the many other cars lining the road. It took about an hour, slightly more to get to from strabane and it was easily found. Leaving the carpark I was slightly confused to find no path whatsoever, there was people walking in all directions through the mountain land, some went left from the car park, some went right...we went right. Much to my dismay the reviews on here that mentioned the mud had not been exaggerated. We were unable to walk more than a few steps before we came to areas of mud, wet bog, marshland that literally stopped us in our tracks. We powered on for half an hour, eventually crossing the stream to the left side hoping it would be better land but it was the same, if not worse. How can the tourism board stand by and let this land be destroyed by the thousands of people trampling over it every year? Now I was wearing good solid walking trainers and my sister hiking boots and both of our feet were so soaked and caked in boggy mud up to our ankles that we had to wring out our socks!! All this before we even reached the mountain path!! Both of us agreed that we couldn't continue on for a possible few hours in soaked feet and we turned, having to complete the same obstacle coarse back to the car! I've never been so disappointed in a tourist attraction like this before, surely it wouldn't be that difficult to put a stone/gravel/wooden path in place up to the foot of the mountain instead of destroying the land? And the two days before we went had been good weather too so I can only imagine the mess it must be in bad weather! Listen to the reviews that say to wear Wellingtons until you reach the mountain path, it's the only way to keep your feet dry and clean. I will return and climb this mountain one day but I'll be bringing the wellies and spare shoes and socks for sure.
Written July 12, 2017
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