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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 428 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, Owenloughrey, hawklord, oakesave, msammon, ilenia, Juanita, strangeweaver, anekk11, Dean, summitstrife, timmyc, Hadleigh, jasonmc, fingal
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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Purple Mountain in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
 
jackill on Purple Mountain, 2007
by jackill  4 Mar 2007
"Nil Satharn sa Bhliain na go spalpann an ghrian"
(Theres no Saturday in the year that the sun doesn't shine)
This was certainly the case when I climbed Purple Mountain.
Just before the photo was taken I had spent an hour walking in a thunderous downpour,
following a murky morning walk through the Gap of Dunloe.
The Gap itself calls to mind the Siq through which you pass to enter the ancient city of Petra
"the rose red city half as old as time"( if you can imagine it without the rain, ok that may be a tenuous link).
Think Indiana Jones in a flood and watch out for the large rolling rock falling from the Madmans seat! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/27/comment/2627/
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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)
 
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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