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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 place has been logged as visited by 349 members. Recently by: ilenia, Juanita, melohara, strangeweaver, eamonoc, Cathal-Kelly, shaunkelly, elin, Lauranna, hawkeye.john62, muddyboots, Joe_King, amgall, PeakPaul, jacek22m
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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 457th highest place in Ireland. Torc Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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I did Torc on the May bank holiday Monday with th .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
Well-defined rocky top .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
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The climb is easyish and the view from th .. by kenefickwg   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
The View from the summit of Torc Mountain looking .. by jackill   (Show all for Torc Mountain)
 
Emily on Torc Mountain, 2004
by Emily  6 Jan 2004
Good news for Torc lovers, as there is currently a path been constructed right to the summit. This will however take away any challenge of getting to the top but may become more accessible for families with young keen walkers. Even though Torc is at a small height of 535m, it's relative isolation makes it a perfect viewng point of the Killarney area from Mangerton to Carrauntoohill itself. Make the walk a bit more challenging by starting at the carpark at Torc Waterfall. This route will take you through a beautiful forest of the National park and up some very steep steps! Follow the old Kenmare road for about 10 minutes before starting the ascent of Torc. Navigationally easy but until the path as been completed the current route is in bad state of eroision and very slippery when it has just rained. Extra care is needed on the descent. Most importantly, don't forget to take your camera with you! About 3.00-3.5 hours in total. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/383/comment/797/
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