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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 415 members. Recently by: fingal, patmoran, marchiggins, bryanmccabe, eflanaga, IainT, amgall, jacek22m, Terry-Parker, JoannaS, hawkeye.john62, Eoin75, Damien25, 40Shades, ShayGlynn
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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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Had to change our plans due to a bad turn in the .. by ucampbell   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Purple Mountain in area Purple Mountain, Ireland
Picture: South-west from the slopes of Purple Mountain
 
Peter Walker on Purple Mountain, 2008
by Peter Walker  17 Apr 2008
Climbed from the north over Tomies, and a great belvedere at the heart of all things. If descending to the head of the Gap, as previously suggested finding the Glas Lough might be awkward in poor visibility: even on a clear day, it's surprising how far right it is and how relatively steep the slopes above it are. Doubtless this is more easily found from the other direction, but then I think the descent from Tomies is much worse! Horses for courses, etc (and finishing the day with the Gap Of Dunloe is less likely to have the bar at Kate Kearney's stinking of horse manure). The photo shows an intrepid Englishman looking into the fastnesses of Iveragh from the descent: they do look very inspiring seen from here. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/27/comment/3052/
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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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