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Dromavally Mountain Mountain Cnoc Dhrom an Bhaile A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Dhroim an Bhaile [TCCD*], 'hill of Dromavally') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Purple cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 552m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 71 Grid Reference: Q60622 06650 This summit has been logged as climbed by 45 members. Recently by: Martinpeak, Wilderness, gallybander, Onzy, Colin Murphy, chalky, CaptainVertigo, grzywaczmarcin, simoburn, ciarraioch, omurchu, Rocman, rowanwalsh, Cobhclimber, bandre
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Longitude: -10.039042, Latitude: 52.194489 , Easting: 60622, Northing: 106650 Prominence: 206m,   Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 460602 606704,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DrmvMn, 10 char: DrmvlyMntn
Bedrock type: Purple cross-bedded sandstone, (Cappagh Sandstone Formation)

Three cairns on the summit ridge of Dromavally Mountain are named Cú Chulainn's House, Cú Chulainn's Bed and Cú Chulainn's Grave. It is intriguing that there are several folk-tales about Cú Chulainn recorded on the Dingle Peninsula, far away from his home area in Cooley and SE Ulster. See Knockmulanane for the legend concerning Scál Ní Mhurnáin, Cú Chulainn and the giant. Previously Reamore in MV.   Dromavally Mountain is the 416th highest summit in Ireland.

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Approach from the south. .. by group   (Show all for Dromavally Mountain)
 
Coming out from Tralee I took the road to Camp. .. by jackill   (Show all for Dromavally Mountain)
 
The most distinctive features of this mountain ar .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Dromavally Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dromavally Mountain in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: South from Dromavally
 
Looking South
by CaptainVertigo  23 Aug 2014
See Track 2630: The ascent from the Coillte inner car park at Q 5998 0784 D, which is circa 210m in height, to the summit at 552m, is difficult enough, initially along a fence between newly planted and felled forest, and then on steep grassy slopes, gradually softening as height is gained.(The OS Map suggests trees to the summit: not true, only on a minor belt of the lower slopes) Gaining the summit is really the main work of the day over: the rest is pure hillwalking heroin. From here I walked southwest along the broad spine taking in the unobstructed views of Iveragh across Dingle Bay to my left (see attached photo) and the prettiness of the steep sided valley on my right. A real thrill came as I contoured towards the head of the valley, descending gradually along the edge of the cliffs and seeing constantly changing views of the pocket. A river tumbles over the head ( Q 5880 0714 E ) through soft ground and offers an escape route to the forest road below if required. I continued around the cliff horseshoe, until I was on the very steep ground over the Loch Cam, and contoured until I found a gully safe enough to descend at Q 59362 07887 F. Circling the lake was a simple matter as Coillte have erected a boardwalk the whole way around.
You'll need Coillte permission to attempt the above route from The Inner Carpark. A simple way around this problem would be to park at Q 6084 0805 G and head south between the cliffs and Lough Slat and gain the summit from there. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/355/comment/17633/
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Misty view from the North. .. by simon3   (Show all for Dromavally Mountain)
 
Giving Huge Rewards! .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Dromavally Mountain)
 
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