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Drung HillMountainCnoc Droinge A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc Droinge [UR*], ‘hill of the throng/assembly’)KerryCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock
Height:640mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83Grid Reference: V60277 87804This summit has been logged as climbed by 105 members. Recently by: theredyin, IainT, fmacm, hivisibility, johngal, PeakPaul, melohara, thomas_g, bossyboots, mountainmike, IncaHoots, peter1, jimgraham, oldsoldier, crankechick I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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 summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/211/