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TountinnaHillTonn Toinne A name in Irish (Ir. Tonn Toinne [OSI], 'wave of the wave')TipperaryCounty, in Carn List, Fine & some coarser greywacke Bedrock
Height:457mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59Grid Reference: R73736 77344This summit has been logged as climbed by 64 members. Recently by: Solliden, cathalferris, benronayne, dtlibra, chalky, kitchen, jlk, Fergalh, eamonoc, mountainmike, jasonmc, la1ena, DaveClinton, Maurice-N, Onzy I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
This tautological name is explained by the fact that it has been corrupted from its original form, Tul Toinne, 'hillock of the wave'. The wave in question was the biblical flood, which, according to Lebor Gabála Érenn (commonly known as the Book of Invasions), drowned most of the members of the first invasion of Ireland, led by Cesair. Fionntán was the only member of the party who took refuge in this mountain. While the others were drowned in the deluge, he survived to tell the tale to later generations. Near the summit is a tomb known as the Graves of the Leinstermen. A legend associates this with a bloody dispute between some of Brian Boru's men and some visiting nobles from Leinster, but the tomb is actually prehistoric. A lower hillock to the N is called Knockaunreelyon (Cnocán Rí Laighean, 'hillock of the king of Leinster').
Tountinna is the 601st highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/596/