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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
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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)
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skyehigh on Purple Mountain, 2005
by skyehigh  21 Aug 2005
A sketchy path follows the west bank of the stream up to Glas Lough, after which it cuts up right through the heather - it is just visible in this picture. There is very little opportunity to go wrong in the ascent, but to find the top of this path in descent, you need to turn sharp right as soon as the ridge levels out. If you miss the path, the safest option would be to continue down the ridge until easier ground appears on the right. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/27/comment/1898/
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I'v walked Purple 8 times in the last 2 years and .. by tgobrien   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
Interesting descent from Purple .. by markmjcampion   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
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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