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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: From near Cnoc na dTarbh
 
One of the best views on this Island
Short Summary created by jackill,  14 Jan 2012
Park on the roadside at V872 838 A, room for 5 cars, and follow the track past Madmans seat and on to the Glas Loch.
Follow the west shore then steeply up to the east at the back of the lake. This path is very unstable just before the ridge at 560 meters elevation.
Cross over to the eastern side of the ridge, try to pick up zig-zig path that leads eventually to V884 851 B, the col between point 793 meters and the summit of Purple.
From this ridge its a short scramble up over loose rocks to the summit cairn, the fourth cairn of the five you will meet.
Continue on to Tomies
There are two ways down from Tomies.Follow a route directly rough heather which makes for slow unpleasent progress until you gain the lower slopes, it is undoubtable that this is the safer route. The other way is to descend over short heather to the top of Tomies rock . In bad visibility or windy weather be careful, it would be very easy to walk straight over the edge!. Just before you reach the the rocks there is a path close to the cliff edge which will lead you eventually down to a gentler slope- this route has magnificent views over the Gap of Dunloe. Once the lower slopes are gained at around V889 885 C head towards the green shed at V888 892 D, keep to western side of the wire fence( fence and shed are marked only on Hardys map) this marks the corner of the track back to the main road. At V887 893 E on this track either fork will take you to the main road. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/27/comment/4787/
 
"Nil Satharn sa Bhliain na go spalpann an ghrian" .. by jackill   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
I climbed this starting from Kate's Cottage, alon .. by ssmith   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
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)
 
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