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Derrygarriff Hill Doire Gharbh A name in Irish
(Ir. Doire Gharbh [OSI], 'rough (oak-)grove') Kerry County, in Carn List, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 492m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V87357 77448
Place visited by 27 members. Recently by: Wilderness, FrankMc1964, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, Wildrover, IainT, frankmc04, ciarraioch, chalky, David-Guenot, thomas_g, simoburn, omurchu, Geo, liz50
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Longitude: -9.638624, Latitude: 51.93827 , Easting: 87357, Northing: 77448 Prominence: 128m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 487331 577509,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Drygrf, 10 char: Derygarif
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

There is a mapping problem regarding the names of several peaks in this area in that the Irish and English names are not matched up. The Irish version of Derrygarriff is given as Péicín, but this name clearly belongs to Peakeen Mountain. The correct Irish version is Doire Gharbh, which has been assigned (erroneously?) on the 1:25,000 map to the lower peak between Moll's Gap and Lough Barfinnihy.   Derrygarriff is the 591st highest place in Ireland. Derrygarriff is the most westerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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Fine summit, easily reached. .. by group   (Show all for Derrygarriff)
 
Peakeen, Derrygarriff, Foardal .. by Conor74   (Show all for Derrygarriff)
 
Free as a bird .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Derrygarriff)
 
Eirk Lough .. by Conor74   (Show all for Derrygarriff)
 
Killarney Outback .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Derrygarriff)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Derrygarriff in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Derrygarriff as seen from Foardal
 
Breathe in the Derry air...
by Colin Murphy  4 Dec 2017
This summit was the 5th stop on a six summit linear walk starting at V917752 D and taking in Peakeen, Peakeen West Top, North West Top, Far North West Top, then Derrygarriff and finishing on Foardal before descending to V882790 A, where there is a car park. See entries for other summits for precise route. The descent to the north west from Peakeen Far North West Top was actually one of the toughest bits of the walk, requiring careful negotiation around multiple sharp drops, and some boggy conditions in the col. You actually lose over 200m in elevation and then have to climb about the same to reach Derrygarriff summit. It's about 2km between the two tops. However the climb isn't terribly steep and the going ok. It's a fine, well-defined summit with spectacular views, particularly towards Eirk Lough to the east and Looscaunagh Lough to the NE. The walk to this point took about 4.5 hours. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/481/comment/19802/
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