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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)
 
Tountinna offers fantastic views all over the Sha .. by gerloughnanne   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
Small Diversion .. by three5four0   (Show all for Tountinna)
 
oldsoldier on Tountinna, 2009
by oldsoldier  6 Sep 2009
I strolled onto tountinna today for a morning ramble. I parked my cark next to the mast at R 73274 78001 C. I came into Ballina from the Limerick road, so I went straight through and followed the road for Portroe. There is a sign about three miles out indicating the graves of the leinster men. Follow these signs and you will find the mast on the side of the road with parking space for ten or twelve cars.I put the mast to my back and looked up the mountain, from here there is a narrow trail right to the summit. it weaves with the contour. It took about 40 minutes to the summit which was shrouded in mist and blasted by at least a force 6 gale. I had to anchor myself around one of the reinforced concrete stakes to take a GPS reading. The track is rough in places but it is easy to see all the way. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/596/comment/4077/
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