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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Track on Torc
 
John Finn on Torc Mountain, 2006
by John Finn  4 May 2006
The National Park authorities last year laid a railway-sleeper type track to the top of Torc. To access it drive to the upper car park at Torc near to the start of the Old Road to Kenmare. Shortly after you head out of the forested area and on to the Old Road proper you will come across the track heading up Torc to your right.The track makes for a really fast ascent - you practically bounce along as if on springs! I would hate to see such tracks on other mountains but on Torc it seems somehow appropriate given the mountain's place in Killarney mass tourism. The waterfall is a long standing attraction and if this track serves as an introduction to more serious walking for some of the tourist horde surely it can't be bad? It's also an ideal "limber upper" for those of us who might be a bit rusty due to lack of activity. The photo herewith from shortly before the summit was taken on the track and facing south-west towards the cloud-covered Reeks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/2334/
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Walking the Old kenmare this december in very squ .. by ucampbell   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
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