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Mangerton Area , Cen: Dromderlough Subarea
Feature count in area: 28, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, EW-KNP, EW-R
Highest Place: Mangerton 838.2m

Starting Places (30) in area Mangerton:
Cummeenboy Stream, Derrycunihy Church, Dunkerron Mid, Garries Bridge, Gowlane School Ruin, Hidden Valley Pet Farm, Inchimore West, Kenmare Bridge, Killarney Hiking Parking Lot, Knockanaskill N, Knocknsallagh Bridge, Loo River Junction, Looscaunagh Lough W, Lough Barfinnihy CP, Lough Guitane E, Lough Guitane SE, Lough Guitane W, Lynes Farm, Mangerton Walk N CP, Mangerton Walk Start, Molls Gap, Muckross Lake S, Old Rail Level Crossing, Poulacapple, River Roughty, Rossacroo na Loo Forest, Sahaleen Bridge, Shaking Rock W, Shronaboy Farm MTB, Torc Waterfall CP

Summits & other features in area Mangerton:
Cen: Dromderlough: Dromderalough 650m, Dromderalough NE Top 654m, Dromderalough NW Top 625m, Knockbrack 610m, Knockrower 554m, Shaking Rock 402m
Cen: Inchimore: Inchimore 256m
Cen: Mangerton: Glencappul Top 700m, Mangerton 838.2m, Mangerton North Top 782m, Stoompa 705m, Stoompa East Top 608m
NE: Crohane: Bennaunmore 454m, Carrigawaddra 425m, Crohane 650m, Crohane SW Top 477m
NW: Torc: Cromaglan Mountain 371m, Torc Mountain 534.8m, Torc Mountain West Top 479.4m
SE: Esknabrock: Esknabrock 406m
SW: Peakeens: Derrygarriff 492m, Derrygarriff West Top 382m, Foardal 409.8m, Knockanaguish 509m, Peakeen Mountain 554.7m, Peakeen Mountain Far NW Top 525.5m, Peakeen Mountain North-West Top 522.7m, Peakeen Mountain West Top 538.7m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Dromderalough, 650m Mountain Drom idir Dhá Loch A name in Irish,
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, Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Dromderalough is the 199th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V96093 79013, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78
Place visited by: 115 members, recently by: maoris, Carolineswalsh, ToughSoles, SeanPurcell, Beti13, Ansarlodge, Krzysztof_K, bagoff, DeirdreM, Taisce, johncusack, SmirkyQuill, eoghancarton, nevgeoran, a3642278
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.51215, Latitude: 51.954028, Easting: 96093, Northing: 79013, Prominence: 45m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 496063 579073
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: Located on the extensive plateau SW of Mangerton. The lakes are more distinctive landmarks than the hills hereabouts.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Drmdrl, 10 char: Drmdrlgh

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/194/
Gallery for Dromderalough (Drom idir Dhá Loch) and surrounds
Summary for Dromderalough (Drom idir Dhá Loch): Fine top surrounded by small loughs
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2015-04-24 09:32:03
            MountainViews.ie picture about Dromderalough (<em>Drom idir Dhá Loch</em>)
Picture: Extensive views all round
This approach is from the west, incorporating Knockrower - consult that summit for initial approach. From Knockrower continue NEE, dropping down to a col at 500m before beginning a fairly gentle ascent over 1.5 km, the terrain is short grass and rocks mostly and easily navigable - although there is a steep rocky outcrop to overcome at roughly Point A (V953 787), which requires a little scrambling. Pass the Triangle Lake (more of an L-shape) and continue NE for another 500m to attain the summit, which is marked by a small cairn of sorts. The mountain doesn't have a particularly striking aspect, but benefits from being surrounded by multiple small loughs and extensive views, which make it quite an attractive climb. Time from Knockrower: 1 hour precisely.
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Member Comments for Dromderalough (Drom idir Dhá Loch)

oldsoldier on Dromderalough
by oldsoldier 2 Aug 2009
On Sat 1 aug 2009, I decided to return to a place where I practiced my map reading and navigation during my ML. I parked my car in the upper car park of Torc Waterfall and followed the old kenmare road as far as Friars glen and onto Cores, and made a beeline for the col below Dromderalough. This is an hard route as I had to constantly avoid water between high grass tossacks and rolling spurs. I crossed the stream just below the col and followed a deer path virtually to the top. The view of the Iveragh and Beara peninsulas and the Slieve mish mountains is beyond description and made the effort all the more worthwhile. This took just under two and a half hours. After a well deserved lunch I contoured on Mangerton, passed close, on my left, to the small lake in Ferta and made my way across and down to a very obvious break in the lower skyline at B (V9655 8345) leading down to the forest and the car park. It is a long time since I descended by this gully. It has wooden steps in places and joins with an old forest track that leads back down to the old Kenmare road. Follow this track as it wriggles it way down the hillside, keep left at all junctions until you meet the Kenmare road. Turn right here and the car park is 100 metres away. A super walk and two more peaks bagged. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/194/comment/3988/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Dromderalough (<em>Drom idir Dhá Loch</em>)
Picture: From summit towards Torc and Killarney town
Rough Walking in Untouched Wilderness
by ciarraioch 4 Nov 2012
Having previously been deterred by a series of very intimidating signs from ascending Cnoc Breac and Drom Doire Loch from the southern Kilgarvan/Mangertonbeg side, we set out instead from the Old Kenmare Road, parking just south of the bridge at C (V915 796). Armed with Paddy MacMonagle's 1980's vintage 'Mac's Guide to the Outback of Killarney', we headed in the Killarney direction until we reached the red roofed shed at the back of Cromaglan at around D (V929 808). We then headed cross country across the indistinct ridge taking in Stumpa Coimín, Loch na Beag Leice, Loch Gabhlán Coimín and eventually reaching Triangle Lake and Loch Caol near the summit. Very rough and isolated country. Took around 3 hours to reach the summit. Great views especially onto the Black Valley and the Reeks beyond. En route we encountered red deer on several occasions, their rutting season calls ringing across the hill side. We continued from the summit to Cnoc Breac and thence via the Loch na mBreac Dearg valley to Cnoc Ramhar and from there back to our starting point. Six tough hours overall. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/194/comment/14855/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Dromderalough (<em>Drom idir Dhá Loch</em>)
Picture: This is a rock with a hole in it. It was the most exciting thing I saw today.
Here we go again
by peter1 6 Sep 2020
Ah yes...The Dromderaloughs...in cloud and rain...'climb me once, shame on thee, climb me twice, shame on me'.
I had climbed Dromderalough some years ago in Autumn, in cloud and rain, using Paddy Dillon's guide to the 2000 footers. It was before I found the MV website and realised there was another top, NE top, which is higher, so I knew that I would have to return some day. Then an MV member (?) showed that there was a third top, the NW top, exceeding the 600m mark. So, on the May Bank Holiday monday, following two days of heat and sunshine I set off again from Limerick and completed the route from the South...in cloud and rain...again. I used an approach from the South, from Kilgarvan, and although there is a 'No Trespassing' sign near the start, if you keep to the East bank of the stream coming down from the plateau, there are no signs on this side. I suspect that when the Gods was making the mountains around here, they used the Dromderaloughs as the 'Works Yard'...all the bits of rocks, tussocks, hillocks, ponds and lakes that were not used in the Reeks and Mangerton, were just left behind, randomly...I understand that the views from here are very fine. The Dromderaloughs...Ah yes. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/194/comment/19914/
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Picture: looking west from summit
mart on Dromderalough
by mart 7 Oct 2005
I approached this mountain and Knockbrack beside from a small road on the Kenmare end of Kilgarvan. This road ends at a forestry entrance and nearby there are several large notices saying that trespassers will be prosecuted. I can't imagine that there is much of a problem as this is the unfashionable end of the Kerry mountains. You have to leave the main roads to even see them. The climb is straightforward and the hills are very quiet but popular with red deer. I saw a few myself. I made my climb after 3 weeks of dry weather and was impressed to find plenty of squelchy ground left. The normal conditions were also indicated by very deep valleys carved by some of the streams. The tops offer a good view of the Kenmare-Killarney district.
It looks like walking on to Mangerton itself would be a simple enough matter from here. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/194/comment/974/
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