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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 410 members. Recently by: IainT, amgall, jacek22m, Terry-Parker, JoannaS, hawkeye.john62, Eoin75, Damien25, 40Shades, ShayGlynn, Ulsterpooka, ericjones, Corentin_Cerutti, Martinpeak, Mushhaze
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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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One of the best views on this Island .. by group   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
"Nil Satharn sa Bhliain na go spalpann an ghrian" .. by jackill   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
I climbed this starting from Kate's Cottage, alon .. by ssmith   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
This was a very enjoyable trek and we had great l .. by rug   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
We climbed from the top of the Gap of Dunloe. A b .. by DickyDonut   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
mart on Purple Mountain, 2005
by mart  21 Aug 2005
I climbed from the north, from the West Top from here it appears as a
steep and narrow ridge and there is no difficulty in finding your way.
Coming down towards Glaslough is a different story, as the lake appears
very close but very far below and you have to descend very steeply over
scree and overgrown scree. I think there is probably a path, but I kept
losing it. There is a path from Glaslough down.
I've done this walk the other way around to many many people. I was wanting to leave the walk through the gap until the end, and when the gap would be quieter. I think this descent is why people go the other way. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/27/comment/1894/
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