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Purple Mountain Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 78 
Highest place:
Purple Mountain, 832m
Maximum height for area: 832 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 597 metres,

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Eagles Nest Hill Kerry County, in Binnion List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 334m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V92100 83700
Place visited by 18 members. Recently by: mullaghteelin, thomas_g, Cobhclimber, summitstrife, jacek22m, frankmc04, spoodle58, chalky, markmjcampion, omurchu, maryp, 1337Jerry, vecnyhlad, Conor74, DenisMc
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Longitude: -9.571651, Latitude: 51.995375 , Easting: 92100, Northing: 83700 Prominence: 105m,  Isolation: 2.8km
ITM: 492073 583759,   GPS IDs, 6 char: EglsNs, 10 char: EglsNest
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

Eagles Nest is the 983rd highest place in Ireland. Eagles Nest is the most southerly summit and also the most easterly in the Purple Mountain area.

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Wet Rough Scramble to a Scenic Treasure
Short Summary created by ciarraioch,  13 Apr 2014
Park at the carpark for Dinish Cottage on the Killarney-Kenmare Road at V95033 84689 A. Head down along the tarred walking trail along Muckross Lake towards Dinish. Just before the bridge to Dinish at V93791 85183 B, swing left on the trail through the trees to the old bridge at the Meeting of the Waters. Travel over this bridge heading west until clear of the shrubbery. Now the fun begins - don't even consider it after wet weather! Avoiding the swampy ground, make your way south westwards along rocky ridges as best you can towards the mountain, aiming for the little lake at V92935 84560 C. As rough as it has been to here, it gets rougher! Find a line up the steep wooded and overgrown hill as best you can, involving a more or less continuous scramble. We took a line that brought us to the little col immediately to the west of the summit. Tough going! Great views of the lakes and back up the valley to the Upper Lake and the Black Valley. It is hard to believe that the main Ring of Kerry road passes through the valley - from this vantage it looks untouched by human hand. Once on the ridge travel east to the summit and then further east along the ridge to a wonderful viewing point over the Long Range.
Although a very low hill in height, this is a tougher expedition than most.
Sean Higgisson gives a good account of a similar route in one of his books.
The attached photo, taken with an old Blackberry does not really do it justice. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1108/comment/15352/
 
Finest views in Kerry?
by Conor74  17 Jul 2014
Yes, that's a brave comment, but think this has to be right up there. Followed ciarraiochs direction to the foot of the mountain, but instead of heading up the gully towards the summit we veered south to take a steeper gully to the dramatic "prow" of the mountain, the top of which is shown in ciarraioch's photo. We entered a wooded gully that starts near V92839 84013 D and emerges near the top at V92867 83942 E. This is a steep section and once you have started up this gully you really are committed to it. The slippery rocks suggest that it usually contains water, we were there after a very dry spell. The views from the top of this area are stunning. From there it took 15 or 20 minutes to get to the summit proper, again fantastic scenery. For the descent we headed north initially but found that way barred by a steep section, so we made our way back around to the east of the mountain. The vegetation is tough going, the lack of grazing means you can be waist high in grass with lots of holes and hollows underfoot. Made it back to the car in 3 hours all told, though again this was after a very dry spell so could make a beeline across wetter lands near the lakes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1108/comment/17554/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Eagles Nest in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
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Tough but worth it
by thomas_g  28 Apr 2017
This was much tougher than I expected, I was sure I'd be up and down in 2 hours. Well it's been two hours 30 mins and I'm still sitting up on top. The views are really that good. It's been dry now for nearly 3 weeks so route choice was not an issue, but the way the ground moves around under your feet as you walk across, is very disconcerting. I shall post my gpx later so there is a defined route to follow. If you don't mind some mild scrambling and high grass, take a few hours and come and visit the eagle. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1108/comment/18900/
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