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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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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 place has been logged as visited by 430 members. Recently by: Bunsen7, Deise-Man, PaulNolan, Owenloughrey, hawklord, oakesave, msammon, ilenia, Juanita, strangeweaver, anekk11, Dean, summitstrife, timmyc, Hadleigh
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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)
 
tgobrien on Purple Mountain, 2006
by tgobrien  5 Jan 2006
I'v walked Purple 8 times in the last 2 years and each time its been memorable;because at the top to look at the four compss points brings nothing but satisfaction beyond belief and a sence of achievement that stays with you long after the walk is finished. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/27/comment/2117/
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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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