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Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal
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Head to the wild County Donegal, experience its rugged landscapes and see the incredible Errigal, one of Ireland's most breathtaking and most photographed mountains. Watch the striking peak of Errigal reflect on Dunlewy Lough on a clear day.

Standing at 751 meters high Errigal is the tallest in the county and is one of the Seven Sisters. First named by the Fir Bolg who worshipped the mountain, Errigal is now of huge importance to hikers and walkers. Plan your trip to hike this iconic mountain and complete one of the best hikes in Ireland.

Explore the low boglands, vibrant with colourful heather and spritely gorse bushes before beginning your climb to the top. Make your way to the top along loosely packed trails with some optional fun scrambling sections.

Summit Errigal and walk One Man's Pass, a narrow passage to a nearby peak to experience the full magic of the mountain. The 4km long hike with an elevation gain of 500m takes just over 2 hours to complete and makes for a great day out for regular hikers.

Why we like it
  • Visit Donegal's tallest mountain.
  • See iconic views of Errigal reflecting on Dunlewy Lough.
  • Take on a rewarding hiking route.
Contact details
Errigal, Money More, Co. Donegal, Ireland
More to discover at Errigal
Family funDoe Castle

Doe Castle is situated about 1 mile off the Carrigart to Creeslough Road. This MacSuibhne castle is protected on three sides by the sea, while on the landward side a moat has been hewn from the rock.

Nature and wildlifeLough Beagh

Lough Beagh is located in the heart of Glenveagh National Park in the northwest of County Donegal. It holds a good stock of small brown trout, occasional salmon and can hold a moderate stock of sea trout in August.

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