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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
Place visited by 434 members. Recently by: Felix, Lauranna, CaminoPat, reespdr, Bunsen7, Deise-Man, PaulNolan, Owenloughrey, hawklord, oakesave, msammon, ilenia, Juanita, strangeweaver, anekk11
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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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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Purple Mountain in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
Picture: View From the Top
 
rug on Purple Mountain, 2006
by rug  8 Sep 2006
This was a very enjoyable trek and we had great luck with the weather, the sun was shining for the duration. The climb itself was not that difficult, steep at the start abd at the very summit but otherwise quite gradual. The views from the top are breathtaking, to be honest didn't realise Ireland had such amazing scenery. Like others the way back down to the cottage was quite tricky and we got caught in a maze a Gorse bushes, quite prickly. I will definitely do it again, possibly in winter for a different experience! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/27/comment/2479/
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We climbed from the top of the Gap of Dunloe. A b .. by DickyDonut   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
I climbed from the north, from the West Top from .. by mart   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
Had to change our plans due to a bad turn in the .. by ucampbell   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
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