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Drung Hill Mountain Cnoc Droinge A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Droinge [UR*], ‘hill of the throng/assembly’) Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 640m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V60277 87804
Place visited by 109 members. Recently by: ilenia, Ulsterpooka, three5four0, Wilderness, theredyin, IainT, fmacm, hivisibility, johngal, PeakPaul, melohara, thomas_g, bossyboots, mountainmike, IncaHoots
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Longitude: -10.036411, Latitude: 52.02508 , Easting: 60277, Northing: 87804 Prominence: 35m,  Isolation: 1.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 460253 587855,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DrngHl, 10 char: Drung Hill
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

A fair was held regularly on Drung Hill (Barrington, 'Discovering Kerry', p. 267), which would account for the throng. There is another hill of the same name near Lauragh on the Beara Peninsula. Barrington connects Drung Hill in Iveragh with the 'kingdom of Drung', which apparently paid a tribute of thirty oxen to Cashel. Leacht Fhionáin on Drung Hill is the reputed grave of St. Fionán. It is not at the summit, as marked on the Discovery map, but on a knoll halfway down the N. slope. The penitential station and well were visited on the last Sunday of July (MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa', pp. 134-37).   Drung Hill is the 217th highest place in Ireland.

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eoin on Drung Hill, 2004
by eoin  13 Jul 2004
[Duplicate comment from Beenmore - part of a 3 summit loop walk] Completed the three summits of Been Hill, Beenmore and Drung Hill in an enjoyable loop walk incorporating the Kerry Way. Parked just off the main road and started along the Kerry way heading south west. The way follows the western edge of Drung Hill and Beenmore before swinging behind Beenmore and dropping down through a small forested area and rising again to pass a small ridge beyond Been Hill. We left the path just past the forested area and climbed the rock-strewn slopes of Been Hill until we reached the summit ridge. After a brief rest and soaking up of the views we headed northwards along the ridge and then dropped and climbed to the summit of Beenmore, a shorter descent and rise to the final summit of Drung Hill. The sloping ridge of Drung Hill lead downwards and we eventually veered left down the slightly steeper and somewhat mucky/slippy slop to rejoin the Kerry Way a few hundred metres from the start point on the main road. Overall it was a relatively good stretch of the legs (about 4 - 5 hours walking) with great views across Dingle Bay to to Dingle and beyond and across the Iveragh Peninsula. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/211/comment/1022/
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......the scenic route
by didymus  8 Jan 2012
My wife and I enjoyed a delighful walk begining on the kerry Way as it left the truck road past Mountain Stage. We stayed on that path for around an hour and at approx 595878 A we headed up via Leacht Fhionan to the top of Drung hill. The effort was well rewarded with a wonderful panorama of mountain water, and sky. The undulating ridge southwards to Mullaghnarill is as good as it gets for isolation, and for a close encounter with nature. The arete from point 702m northeastwards to Coomreagh adds extra drama if not danger to this circuit.To avoid a low level return walk we had a second car parked at approximately 636852 B. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/211/comment/6651/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Drung Hill in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: The view from the Kerry way or the 'Butter Road', as it was known as.
 
Sun, Sand and Sea
by peter1  13 Jun 2015
A slight variation from the usual routes up and down Drung Hill. After climbing Beenmore, we retraced our track to Drung Hill and descended directly to the Kerry Way, or the Butter Road, which we followed back to our car. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/211/comment/18117/
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