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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 summit has been logged as climbed by 106 members. Recently by: Wilderness, theredyin, IainT, fmacm, hivisibility, johngal, PeakPaul, melohara, thomas_g, bossyboots, mountainmike, , peter1, jimgraham, oldsoldier
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Longitude: -10.036355, Latitude: 52.025143 , Easting: 60277, Northing: 87804 Prominence: 35m,   Isolation: 1.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 460257 587862,   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 219th highest summit 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)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Drung Hill in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Rossbeigh beach from Drung Hill
riverlaune on Drung Hill, 2010
by riverlaune  12 Mar 2010
I climbed Drung Hill for the first time on 16/1/10 on a beautiful frosty morning! I parked the car just off the N70(ref. V6171988788 F) on a small byroad and followed the sign for the Kerry Way for a 100m or so. Then I picked up the Kerry Way at ref. V6188688707 G, just past a small cottage and headed upward towards Drung Hill. There are many gates to pass through but eventually you come to a gate at V6073888728 H with a sheepwire fence that heads in the general direction of the summit. I followed this fence as far as it went and then scrambled up rock hard heather to a small plateau, with a further 30 minutes or so climb to the summit! There is a cairn and a trig. point at the top. My GPS(a new toy for Christmas - SatMap!) gave the trig. point at V60272 87800 I - which corresponds to Simon's mountain list! From Drung Hill I walked the ridge to Beenmore(660m) but ran out of time for Been Hill(651m). I took a different route back to the car which involved following a sheep wire fence down the mountain starting on the ridge between Drung Hill and Beenmore. I would not do this again as I was hanging off it most of the way down and shredded my gloves in the process! I then picked up the Kerry way back to the car. The walk unbelievably took 6 hours at a leisurely pace and I saw only one person all day and that was on the Kerry Way! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/211/comment/4387/
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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)
Lit by reddening evening sun, Drung affords views .. by simon3   (Show all for Drung Hill)
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