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Torc MountainMountainSliabh Torc A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Torc [OG*], 'mountain of wild boar')KerryCounty, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock
Height:535mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78Grid Reference: V95574 83934This summit has been logged as climbed by 334 members. Recently by: Kiwitrekker, sandilandsn, clunee, SFlaherty, tomodub, jgdarcy, Krumel, tsheehy, tommccarthy, Mushhaze, hendycoco, johngal, triskaideka, bryanmccabe, Wildrover I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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 456th highest summit in Ireland. Torc Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Mangerton area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/