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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 338 members. Recently by: Joe_King, amgall, PeakPaul, jacek22m, Kiwitrekker, sandilandsn, clunee, SFlaherty, tomodub, jgdarcy, Krumel, tsheehy, tommccarthy, Mushhaze, hendycoco
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Torc Mountain in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Torc Path
beckett on Torc Mountain, 2007
by beckett  10 Apr 2007
I climbed Torc with the family on the last Saturday in March. I Started at the lower car park and ascended via the waterfall to the upper car park. As you leave the upper car park you proceed southwest, crossing a bridge over the Owengarrif River before joining the Old Kenmare road. The Old Kenmare road opens out into some beautiful countryside with Torc emerging on your right and Mangerton slowly rising in the distance to your left. The river runs by the road for a distance and provides a wonderful soothing sound track to the early part of the walk. After a kilometre on this road you meet a track turning up towards the western side of Torc Mountain. The track is a mix of flat rock and railway sleepers. The sleepers are laid end to end and covered with wire mesh. The path follows the contours and winds its way up gently, stopping at two viewing platforms (offering some respite for the weary) on the way to the summit. It makes for very comfortable walking, my seven year old daughter bounded along from sleeper to sleeper. She had watched recent BBC4 series on Wainwright and the Lakeland Fells a few weeks earlier with me, promising that she would accompany me on my next walk. On the day a heat haze obscured much of the promise the view from the summit could offer, but the impressive outline of Mangerton, the lakes and the shimmering Reeks in the distance suggested that on a clearer day this would be a worthy return for such a small investment in effort. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/2661/
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C'est une montagne que j'ai grimpée en 2004, avec .. by zet   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
Torc mountain is a nice gentle climb, grand for s .. by cemalina   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
Photo here shows the view of Mucross House in Kil .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
This was a wonderful morning out. Once we found .. by ssmith   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
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