Donegal peaks

310 peaks

Highest peak


2,640 ft / 804 m

Most summited peak


6 summits

Most prominent peak


2,247 ft / 684 m prom

Donegal summits

25 summits

First Ascent Awards

12 of 310 peaks 3%

Top climbing months

September 25%

May 18%

July 14%

Donegal mountains highlights

"Done en route between Glencolmcille and Achill Island. From the car park at end of the road at Bunglass. Solo. From the summit of Slieve League South East Top I went in thick mist across the plateau to One Man's Pass. This is rather a knife edge but hardly a scramble. I went to the trig point and the higher ground 50m N where DBIH indicates is the highest point. On the descent I went along the crest below Slieve League South East Top – it is not too difficult although the drop on the seaward side is spectacular. Lower down I deviated slightly off the path to include the summit of Scregeighter " - Slieve League, peter43, Jul 2, 2017
"Done en route from Portrush to Dungloe from the car park on the south side. Solo. Went straight up from the car park – not a good choice as it’s very boggy – better to start somewhat W of the car park (route used on return). Path up SE ridge of Errigal is obvious but faint paths on the approach are not. Went beyond the summit to the NNW top. Very misty of the higher parts." - Errigal, peter43, Jun 29, 2017
"People going to Ireland hear all about the Cliffs of Moher. While they're a sight, it is heavily crowded with tourists at most times of the year and the handrails that they put kind of break the vista in my opinion. The Slieve League represents an enticing alternative as it sees less people, and even less people decide to climb it. The view is breathtaking. While the hike is not particularly fun, you will be able to see some lambs hopping on the trail (this is Ireland after all) and once up top there's no handrail preventing you from getting close to the edge and feeling adventurous. One o" - Slieve League, PL5, Sep 3, 2014
"Parked up near the bridge on the Carn - Buncrana Road. Followed the path up until it veered off then left the path (rough road for dragging turf) to get onto the mountain. Rises fairly steeply then flattens out into a kind of plateau before rising again (kind of a two peak thing going on). There is a ring of stones at the top which is a good spot for shelter if you take a break. If you are lucky enough to get a clear day, it is a nice walk with stunning views. Harder than it looks though. " - Slieve Snaght, jimmurphy, May 24, 2014
"I've climbed Errigal a number of times however this time was as part of a challenge to climb the highest mountains in the nine counties of Ulster in three days. Errigal never disappoints." - Errigal, jim.mcmanus.9440, Aug 20, 2011

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