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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,   Summits in area: 73,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Errigal, 751m

Summits in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 154mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 564mAghla Beg (South) 603mAghla More 584mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 473mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 471mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153mLurgacloughan 149m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m
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Drumnalifferny Mountain Mountain Sliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. ‡Sliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí [PDT], 'mountain of
Drumnalifferny')
Donegal County, in Arderin List, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 596m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B93318 15627 This summit has been logged as climbed by 76 members. Recently by: millsd1, quino70, 40Shades, wwwalker, r254donegal, markmjcampion, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, simoburn, chalky, kenmoore, garrettd, David-Guenot, Wilderness, jarekmajkusiak
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -8.104996, Latitude: 54.988025 , Easting: 193318, Northing: 415627 Prominence: 101m,   Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 593280 915606,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DrmnMn, 10 char: DrmnlfMntn
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

The townland name Drumnalifferny, from Ir. Droim na Luifearnaí, means 'ridge of the weeds'.   Drumnalifferny Mountain is the 293rd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Drumnalifferny Mountain in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Drumnalifferny Mt from the shoulder of Slieve Snaght
 
A fine rocky cap.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman,  15 Aug 2012
Park off the R254 B9331412721 A just S of a bridge over the Sruhancrolee stream. Keeping it on the left, follow the the stream NW over rough and marshy ground and then the Scardangal Burn coming down from the N side of the valley B932131 B. Follow the Burn and, as it swings N, climb up steeply over rock, heather and grass covered ground past some small waterfalls. As the slope levels out in the col between Slieve Snaght and Bingorms continue up the valley to the Burn's outflow from L. Slievesnaght. Go around the E (right) bank of the lough and at it's end climb up the grassy slope NE to the col between Drumnalifferny Mt. and Bingorms B933152 C and then N to the summit on a broad, flat, rock covered plateau, passing a small tarn on the way. Return by way of ascent or alternatively, once back down at the col below Bingorms, continue up S to the broad flat ridge and follow it along to Bingorms summit cairn. Drop down SW over a rock slabbed surface to rejoin the Scardangal Burn at B930140 D but note that in wet and slippery conditions this surface would be difficult and best avoided. Turn left and follow down to the start. It may be of interest to note that as of July 2012 at least two mv members have at different times taken GPS readings for this top as 607m and 606m respectively. Perhaps after further independent checks a new 600m top may emerge ! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/283/comment/5043/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Drumnalifferny Mountain in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: The sheer W face of Drumnalifferny Mt above L Maam
Just where have I been and how high?
by Harry Goodman  11 Aug 2012
I climbed Drumnalifferny Mt. (mv name), or was it Drumnaliffernn Mt., (OSi name) or indeed Rocky Cap (local name) !!! on 26 July 2012 as part of a round of other tops in the Derryveagh Mts. (For earlier part of route see my comments on Bingorms). From the col with Bingorms B9335015200 E I climbed up to the rock strewn summit plateau passing a picturesque little tarn on the way. For the record, like simon3 found in 2005, using my six year old basic Garmin e-trex GPS I had a height reading of 606m which is somewhat above the accredited height of 596m for this top suggesting that even if there is a margin of error, it may well weigh in at over 600m. There were superb views across N to the majestic line of tops from Muckish to Errigal and back along the parallel ridge I was on, to the lofty summit of Dooish. Although topped by a flat summit area this mountain is perhaps best appreciated on the approach from the S over Bingorms or on looking back on the climb up the lower slopes of Slieve Snaght. From these view points the sheer and craggy W and N faces are laid bare as they drop down vertically to the valley far below. As Slieve Snaght was my next top I dropped back down to the col before making for the ground above the N end of L Slievesnaght. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/283/comment/14743/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Drumnalifferny Mountain in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Balancing boulders.
 
simon3 on Drumnalifferny Mountain, 2005
by simon3  19 Sep 2005
As you approach the top there are various narrow scooped out lakes. The summit itself is on a flattish area with a little grass growing between granite outcrops and erratics. There's a small cairn. A GPS track that I took showed a height of 607m which is 11m more than the OS figure. GPS particularly in these days before Galileo can be that inaccurate, but in practice it rarely is, so it would be interesting to see if anyone else finds the same discrepancy.

Some 70m SW of the summit you can find the perching rock stack in the picture between the buttresses. I wonder is it at the head of the gully described by ricky k. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/283/comment/1950/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Drumnalifferny Mountain in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: The spectacle the ice created.
simon3 on Drumnalifferny Mountain, 2005
by simon3  21 Dec 2005
Between Slieve Snaght and Drumnaliffernn is a high and wild ice scoured saddle with Lough Slieve Snaght. Some 10000 years after the last lot of ice left, the granite rock is still bare in places with giant lumps of it scattered around.

The steepest slopes on Drumnaliffern are those to the NE in the Poisoned Glen, but here at over 500m the ice has also steepened the western side, seen here as the irregular row of buttresses in the mist to the top left of the picture. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/283/comment/1949/
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zeaphod on Drumnalifferny Mountain, 2006
by zeaphod  1 Jun 2006
One of my favourite walks in Donegal, a circuit up the Poisoned Glen, up the cleft at the end of the valley - looks impossible from a distance, but is just an steep walk/easy scramble, then across to the top of Drumnaliffern. On to Slieve Snaght via the col and return via the Devlin river. About 51/2 hours with lunch. A useful tip is to follow the riverbank as much as possible up the Poisoned Glen - it is less boggy (in Donegal terms!) This is a truly wild place, but does have a short emergency exit route to the Owencarrow valley. A point to note is that in anything but fine weather you will need to be able to navigate accurately with map and compass to cross to the Slieve Snaght col. This is definitely "complex" terrain. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/283/comment/1013/
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ricky k on Drumnalifferny Mountain, 2004
by ricky k  8 Oct 2004
There is a wonderful steep gulley approach from the west leading directly through some superb rock architecture to the summit.
The gulley, @ Grid B932155 F, is found by heading north from the col immediately north of lough Slieve Snaght. It is very obvious when you are close. Take care on the approach, it is steep. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/283/comment/1224/
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