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Torc Mountain Mountain Sliabh Torc A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Torc [OG*], 'mountain of wild boar') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 535m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V95574 83934
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Longitude: -9.52112, Latitude: 51.998142 , Easting: 95574, Northing: 83934 Prominence: 300m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 495549 583993,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TrcMnt, 10 char: TrcMntn
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

The name of Torc Mountain, like Mount Eagle and the Wolf's Step on the Dingle Peninsula, reminds us of a wild animal once common in the forests of Ireland. Wild boar is significant in Celtic mythology, being depicted on Celtic artefacts found in continental Europe, Ireland and Britain. It represents physical strength and heroic fighting skills.   Torc Mountain is the 428th highest place in Ireland. Torc Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Route to Torc: can make out the railway sleepers in the photo. Looking down towards Old Kenmare Road
 
johnvbrennan on Torc Mountain, 2005
by johnvbrennan  6 May 2005
I did Torc on the May bank holiday Monday with the younger members of my family. I have to say I was very impressed by the work that has been carried out on the route. To combat the problem of errosion railway sleepers have been fitted (like on the old Kenmare road) on most of the route. While I'm sure this may not be to the taste of serious walkers it does mean that Torc is very suitable for young children and walkers of all grades. It's not a strenuous climb as the sleepers zig zag there way up the mountain at a very handy, gradual pace.

The view from the top is fabulous. You have views of Purple Mountain and the Reeks to the west, Mangerton to the east. You have a fine view of Loch Leane and Tomies wood as well as views of Mucross house and Killarney town.

As I said while not very challenging it's a good place to go if you just want to pass 2 hours with your family and take in some nice scenery. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/1681/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Torc summit
Well-defined rocky top
by Colin Murphy  14 Sep 2014
Torc summit is well defined but unmarked by a cairn or trig pillar. The highest point is this craggy rock. Great views in all directions. It is also just a 15 minute walk to Torc West Top, which is just a slight detour from the route down. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/17676/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: View of the lakes of Killarney
 
Well marked trail
by hendycoco  6 Jun 2016
We originally intended on starting our walk from the lower carpark but it was jam packed so we headed up the Old Kenmare road and parked at the upper carpark where there was loads of spaces. We headed west along the Old Kenmare road until we saw the steps to the right and a sign for Torc Mountain.The trail is very well marked and the boardwalk took the sting out of the climb. Lots of places to stop on the way up and the views from the top are fantastic. Took about 90mins from the carpark to the top and that included a good few stops to catch our breath and enjoy the scenery. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/18568/
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kenefickwg on Torc Mountain, 2003
by kenefickwg  26 Aug 2003
The climb is easyish and the view from the top is magnificent. All the lakes from the Upper Lake to L.Guitane and looking down on Muckross Lake and gardens and the full sweep of Lough Leane. A great view of the Reeks and The Eagles Nest. The full sweep of Mangerton and a slight peep into The Devils Punchbowl Rate 4 star. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/621/
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jackill on Torc Mountain, 2004
by jackill  6 Sep 2004
The View from the summit of Torc Mountain looking out over the Lakes of Killarney.
The three lads building the path to the summit are nearly finished (4th Sept 2004) and they've done a great job - we met a family with 3 children coming down as we were going up.I suppose in a place where there is going to be heavy tourist traffic, and the ground is as boggy as Torc, its a good idea to put down this kind of path. Excellent views out over the lakes - started from Torc carpark and on via the old Kenmare road. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/1167/
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Emily on Torc Mountain, 2004
by Emily  6 Jan 2004
Good news for Torc lovers, as there is currently a path been constructed right to the summit. This will however take away any challenge of getting to the top but may become more accessible for families with young keen walkers. Even though Torc is at a small height of 535m, it's relative isolation makes it a perfect viewng point of the Killarney area from Mangerton to Carrauntoohill itself. Make the walk a bit more challenging by starting at the carpark at Torc Waterfall. This route will take you through a beautiful forest of the National park and up some very steep steps! Follow the old Kenmare road for about 10 minutes before starting the ascent of Torc. Navigationally easy but until the path as been completed the current route is in bad state of eroision and very slippery when it has just rained. Extra care is needed on the descent. Most importantly, don't forget to take your camera with you! About 3.00-3.5 hours in total. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/797/
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