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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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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)
 
This was a very enjoyable trek and we had great l .. by rug   (Show all for Purple Mountain)
 
DickyDonut on Purple Mountain, 2003
by DickyDonut  30 Jul 2003
We climbed from the top of the Gap of Dunloe. A bit of a struggle, especially after Glas Lough but it was the first serious outing since the Pyrenees last year! We missed the west top, going round to the east then up to the saddle between the two tops. The wind was howling through there. Great to make it. A number of other people following us up to Glas Lough didn't appear again. We went on over Tomies and down to Kate Kearney's Cottage, planning to get a jaunting car back to our starting place. If you go in this direction, south to north, and plan to do the same, be warned. We got there about 4 pm and the jarvey's were packing up for the day. So we ended the day with a 5 mile walk uphill through the Gap. Still a great day out and to be recommended. A good way of walking the legs in! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/27/comment/593/
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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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