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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 This place has been logged as visited by 350 members. Recently by: Deise-Man, ilenia, Juanita, melohara, strangeweaver, eamonoc, Cathal-Kelly, shaunkelly, elin, Lauranna, hawkeye.john62, muddyboots, Joe_King, amgall, PeakPaul
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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 457th highest place in Ireland. Torc Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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I did Torc on the May bank holiday Monday with th .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
Well-defined rocky top .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
Well marked trail .. by hendycoco   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
The climb is easyish and the view from th .. by kenefickwg   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
 
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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Good news for Torc lovers, as there is currently .. by Emily   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
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