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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 This place has been logged as visited by 107 members. Recently by: three5four0, Wilderness, theredyin, IainT, fmacm, hivisibility, johngal, PeakPaul, melohara, thomas_g, bossyboots, mountainmike, IncaHoots, peter1, jimgraham
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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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Viewpoint for Glenbeigh and the sea. .. by group   (Show all for Drung Hill)
 
I followed the same route up to Drung Hill as Roa .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for Drung Hill)
 
I climbed Drung Hill for the first time on 16/1/1 .. by riverlaune   (Show all for Drung Hill)
 
Cnoc Droinge .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Drung Hill)
 
My wife and I are heading for our mid-forties but .. by roadie   (Show all for Drung Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Drung Hill in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Purple stones, yellow sand.
 
simon3 on Drung Hill, 2005
by simon3  28 Aug 2005
Lit by reddening evening sun, Drung affords views north towards the beach at Rossbeigh. As Roadie says in another comment, there's views towards Cahirsiveen and much of the Dingle Peninisula. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/211/comment/1918/
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