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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 summit has been logged as climbed by 346 members. Recently by: strangeweaver, eamonoc, Cathal-Kelly, shaunkelly, elin, Lauranna, hawkeye.john62, muddyboots, Joe_King, amgall, PeakPaul, jacek22m, Kiwitrekker, sandilandsn, clunee
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Longitude: -9.521164, Latitude: 51.998141 , Easting: 95574, Northing: 83934 Prominence: 300m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 495546 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 summit in Ireland. Torc Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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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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