Its dramatic shape, its isolation and its story have always drawn the eye, imagination and boots of many people looking for adventure.
It has stood for aeons as a bulwark to Atlantic storms, blizzards, deep ice-age cold and grinding ice sheets. Its summit is made of hard stuff; its resistant quartzite is lined and craggy and broken, piling up like a collar around its wide base; it’s certainly the worse for wear but still exhibits real beauty. It is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains and the tallest peak in County Donegal. Errigal is in legend said to have been named by the Fir Bolg who, originating in Greece, came to worship Errigal as they had Mount Olympus.