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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)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Drung Hill in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Sandspits of Rossbeigh & Inch, Barr Tri gCúm and Caherconree From Drung
Cnoc Droinge
by ciarraioch  26 Nov 2011
Drung presents a pleasing conical appearance as one approaches from the north east. Easily accessible off the Ring of Kerry road a few miles south of Glenbeigh. Park along the old road that parallels the new road and join the Kerry Way at V618 886 J following the very scenic 'Mountain Stage' to the top of the pass. From here swing up the slope for a steep, but pretty dry ascent. Due to its height at 2100 ft and prominence, its views across Dingle Bay are hard to beat. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/211/comment/6635/
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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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