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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 333 members. Recently by: sandilandsn, clunee, SFlaherty, tomodub, jgdarcy, Krumel, tsheehy, tommccarthy, Mushhaze, hendycoco, johngal, triskaideka, bryanmccabe, Wildrover, Niamhq
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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 457th 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: Start of Torc footpath
 
Boardwalk to the summit
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill,  14 Sep 2014
Park in the upper car park , V96686 84235 A, room for many cars. Head south west along the scenic old Kenmare road. Turn off the road at approximately V95830 82990 B where you see the sign in picture onto a well-defined stone track interspersed with lengthy areas of boardwalk which makes the going fairly ok. The summit has fine views over the lakes of Killarney. Given its proximity to Killarney and the well-defined track, Torc is an extremely popular walk with locals and tourists alike. Car to summit takes a leisurely 90 minutes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/5142/
 
I climbed Torc with the family on the last Saturd .. by beckett   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
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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Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here