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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 105 members. Recently by: theredyin, IainT, fmacm, hivisibility, johngal, PeakPaul, melohara, thomas_g, bossyboots, mountainmike, IncaHoots, peter1, jimgraham, oldsoldier, crankechick
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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 218th 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)
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)
roadie on Drung Hill, 2003
by roadie  12 Sep 2003
My wife and I are heading for our mid-forties but we are very active and since last year we have taken to hill-walkingmountain climbing. We have a holiday home on the Iveragh Penin. and recently we decided to tackle Drung Hill and continue along the horseshoe ridge to finish up at Coomasahran lakeshore. We set out at 10am in generally good weather conditions (high cloud, sunny spells and light winds). To get onto the mountain we had to walk along a narrow boreen for a half-mile then turn right into a field and follow upward to where the heather started at the base of the mountain. From here on it was generally an easy climb following a slight pathway up the edge of the mountain until the steep final quarter- mile to the summit. Once there the view was spectacular: across Dingle Bay, the Blaskets, Rossbeigh Beach, Caherciveen and the other numerous mountains in the area. We began to continue our walk to Beenmore but the weather changed dramatically and with reduced visibility we decided to play it safely and return to Drung Hill and descend.What we did was a great experience and when the weather permits we will return to complete the horseshoe another day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/211/comment/636/
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Lit by reddening evening sun, Drung affords views .. by simon3   (Show all for Drung Hill)
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