Fáilte Ireland admits it got Errigal’s name wrong

A picture of Errigal in the offending publication.

A picture of Errigal in the offending publication.

A SPOKESPERSON for the national tourism authority has admitted it erred in attributing ‘the name of a hotel’ to Donegal’s highest mountain in one of its official publications.

The Fáilte Ireland representative was reacting to a complaint from an angry Donegal News reader who was annoyed to discover that Errigal was renamed ‘Mount Errigal’ in the latest edition of the Wild Atlantic Way North West guide.


The iconic landmark is officially called ‘Errigal’ or ‘An Earagail’, according to the State mapping agency Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI).

“So, Fáilte Ireland are calling it Mount Errigal. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the name of a hotel and not the name of our highest mountain. It’s called Errigal, or An Earagail, so let’s get things right,” he said.

When contacted this week, a Fáilte Ireland spokesperson admitted the mistake.

“Both errors have been picked up on and will be corrected in future publications, and on any of our online portals. “

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