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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 416 members. Recently by: jasonmc, fingal, patmoran, marchiggins, bryanmccabe, eflanaga, IainT, amgall, jacek22m, Terry-Parker, JoannaS, hawkeye.john62, Eoin75, Damien25, 40Shades
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Longitude: -9.622482, Latitude: 52.007916 , Easting: 88640, Northing: 85172 Prominence: 597m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 488614 585231,   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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Purple Mountain in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
Picture: Purple with a hint of white
 
ucampbell on Purple Mountain, 2006
by ucampbell  4 Jan 2006
Had to change our plans due to a bad turn in the fabulous christmas weather but it turned into an opportunity for a first for us all. Our guide!'s first time up Purple in the cloud meaning attention to navigation and our first on top. Started at the top of the gap and Yes it was a long drag up by the Glas Lough and the camera wishing it would clear. Windy on top but able to shelter and then back down to find the "trail" we had left to mark our 2 crucial turns, one a banana! apologies all. We scrambled down just as it began to clear and got views up the valley and of the Reeks. Will definitely be back to do it from the Toomies and include the west top. But for a challenging 3 hour hike it could not have been better. The next day we had to stick to the old kenmare road but that is also very satisfying, photo of Torc at sunset included in that section. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/27/comment/2114/
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Climbed from the north over Tomies, and a great b .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
From Purple Mountain there is a fine view up Cumm .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
Purple mtn climbed on Saturday 7th February 2009. .. by Geo   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
Fresh dusting of snow, clear skies, sunshine, gen .. by paulocon   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
Smooth as glass .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
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