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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 470.6mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Drumnalifferny Mountain Mountain Sliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. ‡Sliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí [PDT], 'mountain of
Donegal County, in Arderin List, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 596m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B93323 15626
Place visited by 110 members. Recently by: osullivanm, ilenia, trostanite, abcd, Grumbler, arderincorbett, Ulsterpooka, briankelly, Lauranna, finkey86, FrankMc1964, Fergalh, mountainmike, peter1, Cobhclimber
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Longitude: -8.105042, Latitude: 54.988061 , Easting: 193323, Northing: 415626 Prominence: 101m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 593277 915610,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DrmnMn, 10 char: DrmnlfMntn
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

The townland name Drumnalifferny, from Ir. Droim na Luifearnaí, means 'ridge of the weeds'.   Drumnalifferny Mountain is the 297th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Slievesnaght Lough from Drumnaliffernan Mt
eflanaga on Drumnalifferny Mountain, 2006
by eflanaga  20 Apr 2006
(Climbed April 17th) This was the first of five peaks in a Slieve Snaght ‘horseshoe circuit’. Started the walk at Old Dunlewey Church (93022 18936 A) and following the flow of Cró Nimhe river along Cronaniv Burn through the beautiful Poisioned Glen. I had intended to take the steep, scramble route up on to Cró Nimhe, but having a head cold I didn’t feel up to it, opting to climb the south-western slopes of the Glen at 94322 16936 B. Waving to a fellow walker across the valley (the only human seen until I returned to my car some 7 hours later) I turned back north-west at first and ploughed steadily upwards following a herd of deer who evidently thought I was in pursuit. After climbing approximately 150m I turned south towards my first destination. The ground was fairly wet after all the recent rain making the first 450m of this climb a little difficult at times. Eventually, the steep upper north-western slopes of Drumnaliffernn beckoned and I clambered up and over emerging breathless and thirsty at a spot height south west of Lough Maumbeg (93788 16046 C). I dropped down to the small locheen just below Drumnaliffernan summit. From the locheen it’s a short climb up onto the summit of Drumnaliffernan. The clouds had cleared by this time allowing wonderful panoramic views around this beautiful part of Donegal. Errigal, the Aghlas & Muckish stood grand and sentinel like to north, west lay Crocknafarragh (a target for another day). The Rosses area and the island of Arran Mór were also clearly visible. Rising to my southwest the large dome-like mound of Slieve Snaght with its namesake lough immediately below it (Picture taken from above gulley described by Ricky K below). Directly south was my next target Bingorms with the Croaghgorm Mts visible in the distance beyond. Linkback:
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Picture: Drumnalifferny from North End of Loch Slieve Snaght, Beuatiful Day!!
Drumnalifferny, Optional Extra After Snaght!
by Vikingr2013  7 Oct 2013
Climbed Slieve Snaght and took in Drumnalifferny on Sunday 22nd September 2013. We approached the mountain from the Doochary Road side (R254), parking the car on the bridge at (IG B9343 1290 D), ascending the coomb to the south of Snaght and descending the coomb to the north.

From the car we headed straight into the coomb, keeping the Sruhancrolee river to our left. We then climbed on the right hand side of Scardangal Burn waterfall (marked on OS map) and walked steadily around and up, corkscrewing to the top of Slieve Snaght.

From the top of Snaght we descended to the northern end of SlieveSnaght Loch. We then climbed to the cleft of Drumnalifferny/Bingorms ridge (IG B9333 1525 E) and took in the top of Drumnalifferny because it was such a nice day. We descended to the cleft point again to descend into the coomb to the east of this position. It is useful to remember this point as mists can descend very quickly on these mountains and if you are too far to the south, you can easily find yourself at the top of the Bingorm cliffs, where you do not want to be in a mist!

We descended into the coomb of the Scardandoo stream (marked on OS map) in loose order. This coomb is always very wet, boggy, full of hidden watercourses, holes and slippery rocks and you could very easily twist or break an ankle! So take it easy and slowly, and try to minimise the amount of time you spend on your backside (no exaggeration!). Wet and mucky, but unharmed, we eventually reached the road again beside a bridge (IG B9440 1383 F) and walked a kilometre back to the start-point.

This is definitely a moderate to difficult walk, but on a day like this it was extremely worthwhile and gave us wonderful clear views of 5 counties. We took our time, stopping often to admire the view and took five hours for the whole thing. The advantage of walking in the autumn? Not a midge in sight! Linkback:
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Picture: Big skies and big views.
Big Views Of North Donegal
by Aidy  9 Apr 2016
An easy walk for a kilometer or so, north from Bingorms, with very little ascent or descent. Fantastic views over north Donegal and the seven sisters from Errigal to Muckish. Linkback:
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zeaphod on Drumnalifferny Mountain, 2004
by zeaphod  9 Aug 2004
Finally made it up here 11/7/04, heading up the left shoulder of the poisoned glen. pretty boggy in parts, great views. Final 100 meters or so of ascent are on/between large slabs, which would be interesting in the wet. Lots of interesting flora/fauna. Always see deer in this part of the world, plus unusual funnel spider webs, merlins etc. Linkback:
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skyehigh on Drumnalifferny Mountain, 2005
by skyehigh  6 Apr 2005
A magnified pic of the headwall of Poisoned Glen, with Drumnaliffernn Mountain rising to the right. Linkback:
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skyehigh on Drumnalifferny Mountain, 2005
by skyehigh  6 Apr 2005
Accounts of the ascent out of Poisoned Glen describe either the steep and loose gully at its head or an easier but slightly circuitous route that crosses the deer fence on the left. However, there appears to be an obstacle-free route ascending from near the head of the glen to the right, which turns left near the top to follow a shallow grassy gully up to the ridge. Sorry I have no personal experience of this. Possibly this north-facing slope is unpleasantly wet. Has anyone tried it? Linkback:
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