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Torc Mountain Mountain Sliabh Torc A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Torc [OG*], 'mountain of wild boar') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 535m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V95574 83934 This summit has been logged as climbed by 314 members. Recently by: wwwalker, trevorf, Anavinet, jpve, Pepe, corkrats, bossyboots, spoodle58, Ulsterpooka, trevdman, Caithniadh, FiachDubh, Eastwestcork, marzka, owen
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Longitude: -9.52112, Latitude: 51.998142 , Easting: 95574, Northing: 83934 Prominence: 300m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 495549 583993,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TrcMnt, 10 char: TrcMntn
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

The name of Torc Mountain, like Mount Eagle and the Wolf's Step on the Dingle Peninsula, reminds us of a wild animal once common in the forests of Ireland. Wild boar is significant in Celtic mythology, being depicted on Celtic artefacts found in continental Europe, Ireland and Britain. It represents physical strength and heroic fighting skills.   Torc Mountain is the 456th highest summit in Ireland. Torc Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Start of Torc footpath
Boardwalk to the summit
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill,  14 Sep 2014
Park in the upper car park , V96686 84235 A, room for many cars. Head south west along the scenic old Kenmare road. Turn off the road at approximately V95830 82990 B where you see the sign in picture onto a well-defined stone track interspersed with lengthy areas of boardwalk which makes the going fairly ok. The summit has fine views over the lakes of Killarney. Given its proximity to Killarney and the well-defined track, Torc is an extremely popular walk with locals and tourists alike. Car to summit takes a leisurely 90 minutes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/5142/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Torc Path
beckett on Torc Mountain, 2007
by beckett  10 Apr 2007
I climbed Torc with the family on the last Saturday in March. I Started at the lower car park and ascended via the waterfall to the upper car park. As you leave the upper car park you proceed southwest, crossing a bridge over the Owengarrif River before joining the Old Kenmare road. The Old Kenmare road opens out into some beautiful countryside with Torc emerging on your right and Mangerton slowly rising in the distance to your left. The river runs by the road for a distance and provides a wonderful soothing sound track to the early part of the walk. After a kilometre on this road you meet a track turning up towards the western side of Torc Mountain. The track is a mix of flat rock and railway sleepers. The sleepers are laid end to end and covered with wire mesh. The path follows the contours and winds its way up gently, stopping at two viewing platforms (offering some respite for the weary) on the way to the summit. It makes for very comfortable walking, my seven year old daughter bounded along from sleeper to sleeper. She had watched recent BBC4 series on Wainwright and the Lakeland Fells a few weeks earlier with me, promising that she would accompany me on my next walk. On the day a heat haze obscured much of the promise the view from the summit could offer, but the impressive outline of Mangerton, the lakes and the shimmering Reeks in the distance suggested that on a clearer day this would be a worthy return for such a small investment in effort. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/2661/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Perspective...
zet on Torc Mountain, 2008
by zet  5 May 2008
C'est une montagne que j'ai grimpée en 2004, avec mon conjoint. Nous avons adoré la vue qui s'est offerte à nous rendus au sommet. Le parcours était bien, pas trop dur. Une bonne partie du parcours se fait sur un trottoir de bois. C'était une très belle ballade ! La photo nous montre une belle perspective...et une vue spectaculaire et une évasion parfaite ! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/2775/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Great in winter and darkness
by nattyguest  29 Dec 2014
Upper car park is reached by following signpost to "Old Kenmare Road" - I add this as it hasn't been clear from other posts and I guess a lot of people are familiar enough to take it for granted.

Walked this morning for a dark hike, took the head lamp. Conditions cold but relatively dry - everything is in good condition right the way to the top. Irrespective of the ease and speed of the trip, the viewpoints are always rewarding. Both the night stars and the morning sunrise were incredible to behold and I'd highly recommend this sort of walk to anyone on a route so straightforward as this.

Pic of sunrise attached. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/17775/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Black valley from Torc
cemalina on Torc Mountain, 2006
by cemalina  1 Jul 2006
Torc mountain is a nice gentle climb, grand for summer evenings. If you love photography give the summit at least 30
mins. Bring as wide a lens as you can. The shots can be spectacular Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/2414/
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Picture: Mucross House from Torc
johnvbrennan on Torc Mountain, 2005
by johnvbrennan  6 May 2005
Photo here shows the view of Mucross House in Killarney National Park from the top of Torc. Lake in the photo is Loch Leane. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/1682/
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