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Purple Mountain Area
Maximum height for area: 832 metres,   Summits in area: 6,   Maximum prominence for area: 597 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 78 For all tops   Highest summit: Purple Mountain, 832m
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Purple Mountain Mountain An Sliabh Corcra A name in Irish
This is almost certainly a name coined in English. Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 832m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V88640 85172 This summit has been logged as climbed by 406 members. Recently by: JoannaS, hawkeye.john62, Eoin75, Damien25, 40Shades, ShayGlynn, Ulsterpooka, ericjones, Corentin_Cerutti, Martinpeak, Mushhaze, conormcbandon, Wildrover, Balor, odonogc
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Longitude: -9.62251, Latitude: 52.007906 , Easting: 88640, Northing: 85172 Prominence: 597m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 488612 585230,   GPS IDs, 6 char: PrplMn, 10 char: PrplMntn
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

In his Topographical Dictionary of Ireland of 1837, Samuel Lewis reports that Purple Mountain is ‘so called from the colour of the shivered slate on its surface.’ The Irish version looks like a back-translation from the English by OSI. References to Tomish or Toomish Mountain (i.e. Tomies) in The Ancient and Present State of the County of Kerry (1756) by Charles Smith make it clear that this name applied to the whole of what is now known as Purple Mountain. A number of 19th century sources confirm this, and this explains why Purple Mountain is not marked on the 6 map, though Tomies and Shehy Mountain are.   Purple Mountain is the highest mountain in the Purple Mountain area and the 28th highest in Ireland. Purple Mountain is the most westerly summit and also the second most southerly in the Purple Mountain area.

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Purple Mountain deserves a picture gallery, so he .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
A sketchy path follows the west bank of the strea .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
I'v walked Purple 8 times in the last 2 years and .. by tgobrien   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Purple Mountain in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
Picture: looking back up at the descent from Glas Lough
 
Interesting descent from Purple
by markmjcampion  2 May 2015
Having climbed Tomies from Kate Kearney's and walked along the ridge to Purple I was keen to cut out some of the road walk back to Kate's. The regular route down off P brings you to the Head of the Gap. However, once you get to Glas Lough you can head in a more westerly direction finishing at the bridge just south of Black Lake V 872 847 A. It's a bit of an easy scramble in places and definitely not for those with vertigo or without route-finding experience in unseen descents. I stayed a 100 metres south of the gully for a while so as to avoid some hairy ground (evident on the Harvey's map) but veered over to meet the river afterwards. This was worth doing as there were some nice water features on the way down. Walking back to Kate's along the road I saw some nice scrambling routes up both Purple and Tomies which I might just have to check out.
[Ed - I would be very careful about descending around here - you can get stuck - further south is safer] Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/27/comment/17966/
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A bit of a drag going up this one but lovely all .. by Lynchieboy   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
foggy day on purple .. by petercrowley   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
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