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Dromderalough Mountain Drom idir Dhá Loch A name in Irish
Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 650m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V96094 79014 This summit has been logged as climbed by 70 members. Recently by: IainT, hivisibility, melohara, gav, PeakPaul, Colin Murphy, crankechick, pcnovice, muddyboots, Onzy, johnstna, odonogc, simoburn, chalky, omurchu
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Longitude: -9.512106, Latitude: 51.954038 , Easting: 96094, Northing: 79014 Prominence: 45m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 496066 579074,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Drmdrl, 10 char: Drmdrlgh
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

Located on the extensive plateau SW of Mangerton. The lakes are more distinctive landmarks than the hills hereabouts.   Dromderalough is the 199th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dromderalough in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Extensive views all round
 
Fine top surrounded by small loughs
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  24 Apr 2015
This approach is from the west, incorporating Knockrower - consult that summit for initial approach. From Knockrower continue NEE, dropping down to a col at 500m before beginning a fairly gentle ascent over 1.5 km, the terrain is short grass and rocks mostly and easily navigable - although there is a steep rocky outcrop to overcome at roughly Point 953 787 A, which requires a little scrambling. Pass the Triangle Lake (more of an L-shape) and continue NE for another 500m to attain the summit, which is marked by a small cairn of sorts. The mountain doesn't have a particularly striking aspect, but benefits from being surrounded by multiple small loughs and extensive views, which make it quite an attractive climb. Time from Knockrower: 1 hour precisely. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/194/comment/4954/
 
oldsoldier on Dromderalough, 2009
by oldsoldier  2 Aug 2009
On Sat 1 aug 2009, I decided to return to a place where I practiced my map reading and navigation during my ML. I parked my car in the upper car park of Torc Waterfall and followed the old kenmare road as far as Friars glen and onto Cores, and made a beeline for the col below Dromderalough. This is an hard route as I had to constantly avoid water between high grass tossacks and rolling spurs. I crossed the stream just below the col and followed a deer path virtually to the top. The view of the Iveragh and Beara peninsulas and the Slieve mish mountains is beyond description and made the effort all the more worthwhile. This took just under two and a half hours. After a well deserved lunch I contoured on Mangerton, passed close, on my left, to the small lake in Ferta and made my way across and down to a very obvious break in the lower skyline at V9655 8345 B leading down to the forest and the car park. It is a long time since I descended by this gully. It has wooden steps in places and joins with an old forest track that leads back down to the old Kenmare road. Follow this track as it wriggles it way down the hillside, keep left at all junctions until you meet the Kenmare road. Turn right here and the car park is 100 metres away. A super walk and two more peaks bagged. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/194/comment/3988/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dromderalough in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: looking west from summit
mart on Dromderalough, 2005
by mart  7 Oct 2005
I approached this mountain and Knockbrack beside from a small road on the Kenmare end of Kilgarvan. This road ends at a forestry entrance and nearby there are several large notices saying that trespassers will be prosecuted. I can't imagine that there is much of a problem as this is the unfashionable end of the Kerry mountains. You have to leave the main roads to even see them. The climb is straightforward and the hills are very quiet but popular with red deer. I saw a few myself. I made my climb after 3 weeks of dry weather and was impressed to find plenty of squelchy ground left. The normal conditions were also indicated by very deep valleys carved by some of the streams. The tops offer a good view of the Kenmare-Killarney district.
It looks like walking on to Mangerton itself would be a simple enough matter from here. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/194/comment/974/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dromderalough in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: From summit towards Torc and Killarney town
 
Rough Walking in Untouched Wilderness
by ciarraioch  4 Nov 2012
Having previously been deterred by a series of very intimidating signs from ascending Cnoc Breac and Drom Doire Loch from the southern Kilgarvan/Mangertonbeg side, we set out instead from the Old Kenmare Road, parking just south of the bridge at V915 796 C. Armed with Paddy MacMonagle's 1980's vintage 'Mac's Guide to the Outback of Killarney', we headed in the Killarney direction until we reached the red roofed shed at the back of Cromaglan at around V929 808 D. We then headed cross country across the indistinct ridge taking in Stumpa Coimín, Loch na Beag Leice, Loch Gabhlán Coimín and eventually reaching Triangle Lake and Loch Caol near the summit. Very rough and isolated country. Took around 3 hours to reach the summit. Great views especially onto the Black Valley and the Reeks beyond. En route we encountered red deer on several occasions, their rutting season calls ringing across the hill side. We continued from the summit to Cnoc Breac and thence via the Loch na mBreac Dearg valley to Cnoc Ramhar and from there back to our starting point. Six tough hours overall. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/194/comment/14855/
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