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Mount Errigal

Dunlewy, Letterkenny, Ireland
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Unbelievably stunning.

Mount errigal is the most beautiful scenery in Donegal Ireland stunning scenery especially on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gerard B
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You really can't miss this one! If you decided to climb it, check the weather and proper footwear... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jo M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Dunlewy, Letterkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mount errigal is the most beautiful scenery in Donegal Ireland stunning scenery especially on a clear day mesmerising beauty but it doesn't stop there at the foot of the mountain is the most beautiful scenery of the poison Glen. 2 amazing views at the same...More

Thank Gerard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You really can't miss this one! If you decided to climb it, check the weather and proper footwear is a must. The view from the summit is stunning. Hated the scree though. Still...you don't need to climb it to be impressed. Plenty of photo opportunities.

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tough climb but so worth it on a clear day. Ready for a pint afterwards! Can be busy on a good summers day.

Thank Beauhare
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When climbing this mountain, you need to think of it as a strenuous hike. There is no rock face to climb up but rather a trail to follow. The view from the top is incredible (providing you have a clear day). Be careful not to...More

1  Thank Terence B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This climb really rewards the effort in terms of great views from the top. Fit people can finish it in a couple of hours up and down. Decided to not bring dogs having looked online at Youtube videos. We were caring for a dog that...More

2  Thank Avril L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

... with 360 degree views of the islands, dunlewey village, 2 lakes at the foot of errigal , along the poisoned glen, Slieve Snacht, Dooish and all the way to Muckish along the Seven sisters walk

Thank seamusdoohan
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I climbed this mountain with some experienced hikers recently and I'm so glad I did. We drove though beautiful countryside to the mountain and started our ascent. The first part of the hike is boggy. Even though it was a beautiful sunny and dry day...More

1  Thank patrick E
Reviewed 3 May 2017

It is a pity that the Irish/Donegal governments has not yet recognised the value of eco-tourism. This is listed as the number one mountain to climb in Ireland. To see the desecration of at least the first km of the "so-called" trail is heartbreaking. Admittedly...More

2  Thank Met_Man_800m
Reviewed 28 April 2017

As previous posters advised already, and rightly so, bring the right gear with you and ideally a spare change of clothes for when you get back down. There's nothing romantic about climbing mountains like this one and one must be properly prepared before spending half...More

Thank NorthsideCrew
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We frequent the Mount Errigal numerous times with a group of good friends, I think one year we did 4 times in one year Staff great, rooms comfortable only downside I love my croissants for breakfast and they stopped doing them

1  Thank mdmr65
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How long do you suppose it actually takes to climb errigal from the car park? We're not super fit but we like to hike.
9 January 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
I'll be there in a few days! Are hiking shoes necessary or are regular athletic shoes ok for this? I climbed a range in Colorado in Keens but don't want to pack their weight.
24 May 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.
Is there any intertainment in mount Errigal Fri night 11th March
9 March 2016|
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Response from kevinhayden | Reviewed this property |
There's music in Hughie Beag's, Leo's tavern, and check our the Caisleain Oir in Annagry