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Derryveagh Mountains Area   Cen: Slieve Snaght Subarea
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Drumnalifferny Mountain Mountain Sliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí A name in Irish Ir. Sliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí [], 'mountain of
Drumnalifferny or ridge of the weeds’
Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 596m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B93323 15628
Place visited by 140 members. Recently by: farmerjoe1, JohnFinn, chelman7, DeirdreM, GerryCarroll, jellybean, Nomad691, abeach, Carolineswalsh, adam.mann, Harry-Badger, Krzysztof_K, miriam, farmerjoe, NualaB
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Longitude: -8.10509, Latitude: 54.988123 , Easting: 193323, Northing: 415628 Prominence: 101m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 593274 915617,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DrmnMn, 10 char: DrmnlfMntn
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

Both Droim na Luifearnaí / Drumnalifferny and Sliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí / Drumnalifferny Mountain are names of townlands in the parish of Gartan. Ir. Droim na Luifearnaí, means 'ridge of the weeds'.   Sliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí is the 299th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Drumnalifferny Mountain (<i>Sliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Drumnalifferny Mt from the shoulder of Slieve Snaght
A fine rocky cap.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  15 Aug 2012
Park off the R254 B9331412721 starA just S of a bridge over the Sruhancrolee stream. Keeping it on the left, follow the the stream NW over rough and marshy ground and then the Scardangal Burn coming down from the N side of the valley B932131 starB. Follow the Burn and, as it swings N, climb up steeply over rock, heather and grass covered ground past some small waterfalls. As the slope levels out in the col between Slieve Snaght and Bingorms continue up the valley to the Burn's outflow from L. Slievesnaght. Go around the E (right) bank of the lough and at it's end climb up the grassy slope NE to the col between Drumnalifferny Mt. and Bingorms B933152 starC and then N to the summit on a broad, flat, rock covered plateau, passing a small tarn on the way. Return by way of ascent or alternatively, once back down at the col below Bingorms, continue up S to the broad flat ridge and follow it along to Bingorms summit cairn. Drop down SW over a rock slabbed surface to rejoin the Scardangal Burn at B930140 starD but note that in wet and slippery conditions this surface would be difficult and best avoided. Turn left and follow down to the start. It may be of interest to note that as of July 2012 at least two mv members have at different times taken GPS readings for this top as 607m and 606m respectively. Perhaps after further independent checks a new 600m top may emerge ! Linkback: Picture about mountain Drumnalifferny Mountain (<i>Sliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The sheer W face of Drumnalifferny Mt above L Maam
Just where have I been and how high?
by Harry Goodman  11 Aug 2012
I climbed Drumnalifferny Mt. (mv name), or was it Drumnaliffernn Mt., (OSi name) or indeed Rocky Cap (local name) !!! on 26 July 2012 as part of a round of other tops in the Derryveagh Mts. (For earlier part of route see my comments on Bingorms). From the col with Bingorms B9335015200 starE I climbed up to the rock strewn summit plateau passing a picturesque little tarn on the way. For the record, like simon3 found in 2005, using my six year old basic Garmin e-trex GPS I had a height reading of 606m which is somewhat above the accredited height of 596m for this top suggesting that even if there is a margin of error, it may well weigh in at over 600m. There were superb views across N to the majestic line of tops from Muckish to Errigal and back along the parallel ridge I was on, to the lofty summit of Dooish. Although topped by a flat summit area this mountain is perhaps best appreciated on the approach from the S over Bingorms or on looking back on the climb up the lower slopes of Slieve Snaght. From these view points the sheer and craggy W and N faces are laid bare as they drop down vertically to the valley far below. As Slieve Snaght was my next top I dropped back down to the col before making for the ground above the N end of L Slievesnaght. Linkback:
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Picture: Balancing boulders.
simon3 on Drumnalifferny Mountain, 2005
by simon3  19 Sep 2005
As you approach the top there are various narrow scooped out lakes. The summit itself is on a flattish area with a little grass growing between granite outcrops and erratics. There's a small cairn. A GPS track that I took showed a height of 607m which is 11m more than the OS figure. GPS particularly in these days before Galileo can be that inaccurate, but in practice it rarely is, so it would be interesting to see if anyone else finds the same discrepancy.

Some 70m SW of the summit you can find the perching rock stack in the picture between the buttresses. I wonder is it at the head of the gully described by ricky k. Linkback:
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Picture: The spectacle the ice created.
simon3 on Drumnalifferny Mountain, 2005
by simon3  21 Dec 2005
Between Slieve Snaght and Drumnaliffernn is a high and wild ice scoured saddle with Lough Slieve Snaght. Some 10000 years after the last lot of ice left, the granite rock is still bare in places with giant lumps of it scattered around.

The steepest slopes on Drumnaliffern are those to the NE in the Poisoned Glen, but here at over 500m the ice has also steepened the western side, seen here as the irregular row of buttresses in the mist to the top left of the picture. Linkback:
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zeaphod on Drumnalifferny Mountain, 2006
by zeaphod  1 Jun 2006
One of my favourite walks in Donegal, a circuit up the Poisoned Glen, up the cleft at the end of the valley - looks impossible from a distance, but is just an steep walk/easy scramble, then across to the top of Drumnaliffern. On to Slieve Snaght via the col and return via the Devlin river. About 51/2 hours with lunch. A useful tip is to follow the riverbank as much as possible up the Poisoned Glen - it is less boggy (in Donegal terms!) This is a truly wild place, but does have a short emergency exit route to the Owencarrow valley. A point to note is that in anything but fine weather you will need to be able to navigate accurately with map and compass to cross to the Slieve Snaght col. This is definitely "complex" terrain. Linkback:
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ricky k on Drumnalifferny Mountain, 2004
by ricky k  8 Oct 2004
There is a wonderful steep gulley approach from the west leading directly through some superb rock architecture to the summit.
The gulley, @ Grid B932155 starF, is found by heading north from the col immediately north of lough Slieve Snaght. It is very obvious when you are close. Take care on the approach, it is steep. Linkback:
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