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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 340 members. Recently by: hawkeye.john62, muddyboots, Joe_King, amgall, PeakPaul, jacek22m, Kiwitrekker, sandilandsn, clunee, SFlaherty, tomodub, jgdarcy, Krumel, tsheehy, tommccarthy
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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 458th 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)
 
Great in winter and darkness .. by nattyguest   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Just a hint of pink on Torc.
 
ucampbell on Torc Mountain, 2006
by ucampbell  4 Jan 2006
Walking the Old kenmare this december in very squally weather we debated staying in the "hut" to shelter but it sounded worse than it was. Why do some "walkers" leave behind their debris ? If they are interested enough to be out on such a walk surely they can carry home their yogurt pots.We had parked the Kenmare side and met a lot of groups wading through the deep waters in very unsuitable attire! We made it back just at sunset ( a late start!) and instead of ascending Torc tooks some pics instead. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/2115/
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I climbed Torc Mountain with my wife & 5 kids. We .. by Redtop   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
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