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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 334 members. Recently by: Kiwitrekker, sandilandsn, clunee, SFlaherty, tomodub, jgdarcy, Krumel, tsheehy, tommccarthy, Mushhaze, hendycoco, johngal, triskaideka, bryanmccabe, Wildrover
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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 456th highest summit in Ireland. Torc Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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The National Park authorities last year laid a ra .. by John Finn   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
 
Great in winter and darkness
by nattyguest  29 Dec 2014
Upper car park is reached by following signpost to "Old Kenmare Road" - I add this as it hasn't been clear from other posts and I guess a lot of people are familiar enough to take it for granted.

Walked this morning for a dark hike, took the head lamp. Conditions cold but relatively dry - everything is in good condition right the way to the top. Irrespective of the ease and speed of the trip, the viewpoints are always rewarding. Both the night stars and the morning sunrise were incredible to behold and I'd highly recommend this sort of walk to anyone on a route so straightforward as this.

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Believe me, you'll enjoy this walk if you start i .. by pazapas   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
Torc mountain pictured from dundag in muckross ga .. by collywog   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
Walking the Old kenmare this december in very squ .. by ucampbell   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
I climbed Torc Mountain with my wife & 5 kids. We .. by Redtop   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
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