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Tountinna Hill Tonn Toinne A name in Irish
(Ir. Tonn Toinne [OSI], 'wave of the wave') Tipperary County, in Carn List, Fine & some coarser greywacke Bedrock

Height: 457m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R73736 77344
Place visited by 74 members. Recently by: des-farrell2244, BathQueen, sandilandsn, Eoin75, hivisibility, MichaelE, Michael-n, Cobhclimber, Alatar, kmicheal, Solliden, cathalferris, benronayne, dtlibra, chalky
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Longitude: -8.390552, Latitude: 52.84676 , Easting: 173736, Northing: 177344 Prominence: 402m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 573691 677385,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Tntn, 10 char: Tountinna
Bedrock type: Fine & some coarser greywacke, (Slieve Bernagh Formation & conglom & coarse greywacke)

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 650th highest place in Ireland.

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Masts don't always spoil a view. .. by group   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
What views. The twelve pins way to the west and t .. by YoungJohn   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
Biggest problem I had with getting to the top of .. by paulocon   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
gerloughnanne on Tountinna, 2008
by gerloughnanne  31 Aug 2008
Tountinna offers fantastic views all over the Shannon and Lough Derg region. Access is painfully easily as there is a well tarmaced road that leads up from Balina.This road is very steep and a great challege for cyclists. There is space to park on top as there's a transmitter on the summit. For the purest however you can take a route from the Graves of the Leinstermen site which is the other side of the mountain Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/596/comment/3276/
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Small Diversion .. by three5four0   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
I strolled onto tountinna today for a morning ram .. by oldsoldier   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
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