Log 8 May 2008

DONEGAL – 8th to 11th May 2008

ERRIGAL, DUNLEWY AND SLIEVE SNAGHT

MCGEADY'S, SEANOG'S, BUNBEG

POISONED GLEN, DUNFANAGHY

MUCKISH, LEO'S, HUIDI BEAG

Errigal is famed for its FUJI profile, and Muckish for its hogback and massive cairn.  But the Slieve Snaght rock bastion facing the Hostel is a glacial wonderland of huge boiler plates, black cliff-encircled lochans, erratics, boggy plateaux and a steep crag-girt exit ridge, with a sting in the tail.  In my view the "Mountain slope of snow" is the best hill in the Province of Ulster.

Donegal is certainly worth a visit!

Report by Jimmy White

P.S. The more discerning readers may realise that not all the capitalised names are in fact mountains or natural features, but pubs.

The Donegal weekend proved to be one of the most successful club weekends. The hostel was the most modern and best equipped the club has been in. The hills, although not the highest, were as good and as spectacular as anywhere. The pubs and restaurants lived up to our expectations of the traditional Irish hospitality, with live session music. The countryside and beaches were spectacular. I for one will definitely go back. Thanks Jimmy for organising the weekend and your attention to detail.

This postscript from Derek Hall.

 For the record: Errigal, without rucksacks 1 hour 35 minutes.

  Round of Poisoned Glen, Dunlewy, Sleive Snaght 7 hours 15 minutes.