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Glenveagh National Park

Explore Glenveagh National Park

Ireland’s second-largest national park, Glenveagh covers some 40,000 acres in the Derryveagh Mountains and was previously a private deer forest. These days, the park offers a range of walks, from family-friendly to more demanding, and the chance to spot local wildlife such as hares, falcons and ravens.

The quartzite cone of Mount Errigal is a landmark in northwest County Donegal. At 2,468 feet (752m) it is the highest of Donegal's many mountains, and its peak of naked quartzite gleams like snow. Approaching along the R251 from Bunbeg you see the rugged screes, corries and cliffs of the mountain’s west face at their most formidable. There’s a surprise at the top – the mountain has a twin summit, with the two peaks linked by a very narrow ridge. Wonderful views over the lakes and mountains of Donegal, and south to Sligo’s Benbulben, on a clear day, amply reward the effort of the climb.