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Address: Dunlewy, Letterkenny, Ireland
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Tough climb beautiful views

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

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Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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74 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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300 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 climb during a blustery day. Winds can blow you off the top.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 pulled on the leash. I would have been dragged down head first. Also the top... More 

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Thank Avril L
County Donegal, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

... 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

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Dublin, Ireland
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the ground was very wet so good hiking boots are recommended. Once past the bog... More 

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Halifax
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 it may be difficult to build and maintain a substantial trail across bog land but... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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115 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 a day here. The bog land at the very bottom of the mountain is extremely... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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1 Thank mdmr65
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Bring a spare change of clothes for the way home as the bog land at the very bottom of the mountain is awful, try and wear wellies if you can. The climb up Errigal is very steep and hard but well worth it at the end. Bring plenty of water and sugary foods with you. Coming down the mountain was... More 

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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Getting to the top of Errigal on a clear (&sunny) day gives fantastic panoramic views of Donegal, other mountains, lakes and the coast. Stunning!

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